Category Archives: IPM Arenas

Corn Growth and Development-University of Nebraska, CropWatch

Corn ear issues that affronted Nebraska in 2016 still plague some farmers, reducing productivity and causing us, as researchers, to continue to ponder possible causes. In July 2016, ear formation issues in the state were reported in several corn fields … Continue reading

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Advocacy of Genetically Modified Crops is Needed to Increase Acceptance Worldwide

Fall Armyworm (FAW) is an insect pest many producers are familiar with in the United States. Unfortunately, farmers in Brazil and now in sub-Saharan Africa (48 of 51 countries; see Figure 1) also know first-hand the significant damage caused by this … Continue reading

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Southwest Indiana Melon and Vegetable Association Spring Meeting

The annual spring meeting of the Southwest Indiana Melon and Vegetable Association will take place on Friday, March 8, 2019 at the French Lick Resort and Casino, 8670 West State Road 56, French Lick, IN 47432.  Registration starts at 8:30 … Continue reading

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New Free IPM Resource for School Districts to Improve Student Health and Performance

Madison, Wisconsin — School districts throughout the US now have a free training tool to ensure all school staff – custodians, maintenance, food service, teachers, grounds staff and more – understand how they can reduce pest problems and asthma, and boost … Continue reading

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EPA releases new, two-year Dicamba restrictions

On October 31, 2018, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is extending the registration of dicamba for two years for “over-the-top” use (application to growing plants) to control weeds in fields for cotton and soybean plants genetically engineered to … Continue reading

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El Niño forecasts for Great Lakes, Midwest and Missouri Basin

NOAA Regional Climate Services has released it’s most up-to-date regional briefs for the Great Lakes, Midwest and Missouri Basin states from a likely El Niño situation developing in the equatorial Pacific this fall and winter.  As you all may know … Continue reading

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Solutions to Problem Pests in Elderly and Disabled Public Housing Seminar

Join us for this free webinar training to hear Drs. Gouge, Li, and Nair describe efforts to implement an IPM program in HUD subsidized multiunit properties that house low-income elderly and persons with disabilities. Results over 2.8 years, across 5 … Continue reading

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Cowpea Bacterial Wilt ― An Old Disease in a New Crop

There is growing interest in Nebraska in commercial production of new pulse crops, such as chickpeas (garbanzo beans), lentils, dry yellow peas, and cowpeas. Compared with dry beans, our knowledge of these new crops is lacking. Therefore, Bob Harveson have … Continue reading

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University of Wisconsin-Madison Awarded for ‘Sporecaster’ App

University of Wisconsin-Madison Extension Specialists received the American Society of Agronomy Extension Education Community Educational Award in the category of Digital Decision Aids (software, web-base, smart phone tablet apps) for their app, ‘Sporecaster.’ The Sporecaster app uses data collected from multi-state … Continue reading

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Two North Central Institutions Awarded IPM Grants from NIFA

Congratulations are in order for two institutions within our north central region. This month, NIFA issued its round of grant awards that not only includes funding for the North Central IPM Center, but to the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Michigan … Continue reading

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