Category Archives: Pest management

Brown marmorated stink bug clinic for tree fruit growers, consultants and scouts in Michigan announced

Registration is now open for the June 22 Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Clinic to learn all about managing this important new pest in Michigan peach and apple orchards.  

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PROTECT AGAINST PESTS: ILLINOIS 2017 and IPM program on bedbugs

JUNE 29, 2017 8:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. Wojcik Conference Center at Harper College 1200 W Algonquin Rd, Palatine, IL Featured Speaker: Dr. Dini MillerRegistration fee: $15 (Lunch & refreshments provided) To register, go to WHO SHOULD ATTEND –MANAGERS … Continue reading

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Absinth Wormwood – New Invasive Species in Nebraska Panhandle

Gary Stone – Extension Educator, Nebraska Extension & Kristi Paul – Sheridan County Weed Superintendent, Nebraska Early Detection and Rapid Response (EDRR) is a concept to identify potential invasive species prior to or just as the establishment of the invasive … Continue reading

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2017 All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series: Ticks

Friday, May 5 at 1:00 pm CDT Location: In this webinar, Dr. Thomas Mather, Professor, University of Rhode Island, (aka “the tick guy”) will talk about an important arachnid, ticks. Ticks that you do and don’t see as well … Continue reading

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EPA to host webinar on bed bug management

A new EPA hosted webinar on bed bug management is to be provided. Please see the details and registration site as below.  Tuesday, May 9, 2017 1 PM CDT – 2:30 PM CDT [2 PM – 3:30 PM Eastern]  “In … Continue reading

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Team nebulizes aphids to knock down gene expression

By Diana Yates, University of Illinois Researchers are nebulizing soybean aphids with RNA, which, when incorporated into the body, can hinder the expression of specific genes. The new method of delivering “interfering RNA” in a mist will likely speed the … Continue reading

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Spotted wing drosophila survey participation needed

Your help is needed to combat spotted wing drosophila! If you grow berries or cherries, please complete this 25-30 minute survey: This survey is important. We will use the information collected to: Use grant money wisely and focus the efforts of our USDA NIFA funded national … Continue reading

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Report: Milkweed losses may not fully explain monarch butterfly declines

By  Diana Yates University of Illinois Steep declines in the number of monarch butterflies reaching their wintering grounds in Mexico are not fully explained by fewer milkweeds in the northern part of their range, researchers report in a new study. … Continue reading

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Status of Herbicide-Resistant Weeds in Nebraska

Amit Jhala – Extension Weed Management Specialist There are 480 unique cases of herbicide-resistant weed biotypes globally in 252 weed species (147 dicots and 105 monocots). Weeds have evolved resistance to 23 of 26 known herbicide sites of action and … Continue reading

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Get Your Green On! on April 3rd

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