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IPM research results available in two new publications

Researchers from Virginia Tech and the University of Tennessee have new publications on insect and disease control based on 2014 research trials.

Virginia: Results of field trials conducted in 2014 to evaluate disease control strategies in field crops are summarized in a new publication. 67 more words

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January 22, 2015 - Volume XI, No. 1

2014 SWD Survey

George Hamilton, Becky Sideman and I have set up an on line survey of spotted wing drosophila damage on New Hampshire crops, in 2014. 1,296 more words

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Cotton growers are finding resistance in thrips

From Southeast Farm Press

Cotton producers in Alabama – like those in the MidSouth and in other parts of the Southeast – found pockets of thrips resistance with their at-plant treatments in 2014. 439 more words

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Crop diseases to watch for in 2015

From Southeast Farm Press

The following excerpt is from page 2 of the article. Page 1 includes fungicide selections to use to prevent disease.

Every corn grower in the southern United States should be aware of the level of resistance to northern corn leaf blight and Diplodia ear rot in the hybrids they consider planting.  47 more words

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Dr. Jason Schmidt joins the University of Georgia in biological control

The University of Georgia has welcomed Dr. Jason Schmidt to join the Department of Entomology faculty. Dr. Schmidt will be focusing on biological control. 197 more words

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Texas IPM agent's boots will be hard to fill

In the Southwest Farm Press blog

by Ron Smith

In my first year or two in my first job as a journalist, someone, probably my boss, offered me two pieces of advice. 644 more words

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IPM – Continuously improving the way we manage pests on our potatoes!

Integrated Pest Management – or IPM for short – sounds big and combative, but in reality, it is a basic concept that has become a part of the fabric of agriculture that helps farmers limit pest populations (insects, weeds and diseases) and prevent pests from creating havoc in our crops without relying completely on chemical pesticides.   468 more words

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