Category Archives: Vegetable IPM

Preparing the North Central region vegetable industries for tackling a new invasive insect pest: the brown marmorated stink bug

When the North Central region of the United States was threatened with a new invasive insect pest for vegetables, the North Central Integrated Pest Management Center (NCIPMC) funded a critical issue project for research in Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota and Indiana. … Continue reading

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MSU to host field day on mechanical weed control

Midwest Mechanical Weed Control Field Day  Make the Decision for Precision Learn the tools and techniques for effective mechanical weed control. This field-day, hosted by Dan Brainard, Sam Hitchcock Tilton, and Marisa Benzle of Michigan State University Department of Horticulture, … Continue reading

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Minnesota researchers spill the beans on pulses

When the United Nations announced that 2016 would be the “International Year of Pulses,” Craig Sheaffer wasn’t surprised. An agronomist with a bent toward organics, Sheaffer researches perennial native and introduced legumes, grasses, and woody species at the University of … Continue reading

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New strains of late blight bring potential threat

New strains of late blight bring potential threat From IPM in the South by Rosemary Hallberg in Southwest Farm Press Scientific research of Phytophthora infestans, or late blight, has been an issue of concern ever since the plant disease triggered the … Continue reading

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APHIS extends comment period for proposed rule on importation of Hass avocados from Colombia

APHIS Extends Comment Period for Proposed Rule on Importation of Hass Avocados From Colombia From IPM in the South by Rosemary Hallberg The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is extending the comment period for a … Continue reading

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OSU releases Carrot Weevil Scouting video

A new video created by Elizabeth Long, Ohio State University Department of Entomology, about a significant pest of parsley in Ohio, the carrot weevil, has been released.  This video was funded by USDA NIFA and the Integrated Pest Management Program … Continue reading

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Comments sought on environmental assessment on mammal damage management in Illinois

The USDA, APHIS, Wildlife Services (WS) has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA), “Mammal Damage Management in the State of Illinois.” The EA analyzes the potential environmental impacts of alternatives for WS’ involvement in mammal damage management. The proposed action is … Continue reading

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Epson salts, miracle, myth…or marketing.

By Linda Chalker-Scott, Ph.D. MasterGardener WSU editor Extension Urban Horticulturist and Associate Professor, Puyallup Research and Extension Center, Washington State University Puyallup, Washington at this link.  

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Pulse Crop Working Group develops pea disease cards

The Pulse Crop Working Group has announced new pea disease cards are available on- line. Physical cards are also available for a fee. Those sets are made of a synthetic material that is resistant to water, folds, tearing and glare. To order … Continue reading

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Alabama researchers find pest exclusion system that allows for natural enemies

From IPM in the South by Rosemary Hallberg by Ayanava Majumdar, Alabama Cooperative Extension System The concept of High Tunnel Pest Exclusion (HTPE) system has been explained in many other articles listed at the end. Basically, pest exclusion is a feasible … Continue reading

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