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New disease hits Georgia Vidalia onion crop

By Clint Thompson
University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Georgia is the only state that produces sweet Vidalia onions. It’s also the only state where onion farmers are tackling a new disease — yellow bud. 552 more words


Hunting for the world's largest flea

This article appeared in The New York Times online edition on Monday, July 28th. It  tells the story of how a couple of entomologists captured and wrestled a mountain beaver to obtain a giant flea,  69 more words


Late blight in Ontario

Previous 2014 late blight updates: July 25July 13, July 3.

OMAFRA has confirmed the presence of late blight in a potato sample from Simcoe County.  625 more words


Controlling mosquito wrigglers

Mosquitoes are a natural part of the environment we live in, but they can be a health threat because of their ability to transmit several diseases, including West Nile Virus. 207 more words

Suspected Late Blight in Simcoe County

OMAFRA staff have identified a suspected case of late blight in Simcoe County on potatoes. The sample has been submitted to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada – Lethbridge, Alberta for lab confirmation. 54 more words


July 21 Nursery-Landscape Report

Environment Canada is calling for ridiculously hot and humid weather until Wednesday where cooler temperatures and showers will return.  UV index is very high so please take care out there are wear sunscreen, a hat and drink lots of fluids. 1,895 more words

Jen Llewellyn

North Carolina turfgrass field day in August

N.C. State University’s annual Turfgrass Field Day will be held in Raleigh at the Lake Wheeler Turfgrass Research Lab, Aug. 13, 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. 210 more words