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Field vegetable program at Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Convention

The Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Convention will be held on February 18-19, 2015 in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Information about the conference can be found at  148 more words

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Symposium in Savannah will highlight benefits of grafting for vegetables

The 3rd National Vegetable Grafting Symposium: “Growing New Roots for the Vegetable Industry in the U.S.” will be Jan. 8, 2015 at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center in conjunction with the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference. 58 more words

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The Banana Massacre

Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana, and before you know it there are Fungus Gnats attacking your bananas. While futzing about in the greenhouse, immersed in the beginning of a winter cleaning, we discovered a Fungus Gnat infestation on our beloved banana plants. 538 more words

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Poultry as part of your IPM Strategy

First, what is IPM? And why do you need to strategize? And why now? Well, summer is over and winter is generally when you plan next year’s garden. 892 more words

Integrated Pest Management

(Lady) Beetlemania

We’re heading into winter—some of us in the US more than others–which means that you may soon find Asian lady beetles (commonly known as lady bugs) on your windows and in your light fixtures. 828 more words

Communing With Nature

Poison frogs may be used to kill fire ants

by Sandra Avant, USDA

U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists in Florida and other collaborators found that naturally occurring compounds—alkaloids—on the skin of certain poison frogs can incapacitate and kill fire ants. 381 more words

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