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2012-04-20 09:53:09

The EPA decision to phase out AZM by 2012 means tree fruit growers will need new management strategies Azinphos-methyl (AZM) has been the most used insecticide in apple production in the United States since the late 1960s, primarily as a control for the codling moth, but a decision by the EPA to phase out AZM by 2012 signals the end of this product's use by tree fruit growers. In recent years, many new insecticides have been registered to replace AZM. These new insecticides have unique...

2012-03-15 12:34:04

As acreage of row crops managed with conservation tillage increases, more growers are encountering slugs, elevating their importance as crop pests. Slugs can eat virtually all crops, and they are challenging to control because of the limited number of management tactics that are available. In "Slug (Mollusca: Agriolimacidae, Arionidae) Ecology and Management in No-Till Field Crops, With an Emphasis on the mid-Atlantic Region," a free, open-access article appearing in the Journal of...

2012-03-15 12:16:54

The coffee berry borer, Hypothenemus hampei (Ferrari), is considered one of the most serious pests in coffee plantations worldwide. Infestations of this small beetle are difficult to combat; most of the insect's lifecycle is completed inside coffee berries, making insecticide penetration and contact difficult. Female beetles bore holes into developing berries attached to the tree through the blossom scar and create ℠galleries´ where they remain and deposit their eggs. The...

2012-03-15 07:00:00

Lawn care professionals at NaturaLawn of America offer safer, effective organic-based lawn care treatments to minimize crabgrass and grow beautifully green, healthy lawns. Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) March 15, 2012 Milwaukee area lawn treatment experts at NaturaLawn of America are excited to introduce a more efficient, environmentally friendly way to minimize crabgrass this spring. But timing is crucial. “It´s so important that people fertilize their lawn now, before the soil...

2012-03-01 11:06:54

The pecan weevil, Curculio caryae (Horn), is a major pest of pecans throughout the southeastern United States, as well as portions of Texas and Oklahoma. In "Biology and Management of the Pecan Weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)," a new article appearing in the Journal of Integrated Pest Management, scientists from Oklahoma State University and Texas A&M University describe the biology, life stages, crop injury, monitoring approaches, and primary control strategies currently used for...

2012-02-13 14:56:42

The southern pine beetle, Dendroctonus frontalis Zimmermann, is a chronic insect pest within pine forests in the southeastern United States. Under favorable environmental and host conditions, it is an aggressive, primary bark beetle capable of killing large acreages of pines. Its principal range stretches from east Texas and Oklahoma to the east coast and north to southern New Jersey. In "Implications of Population Phases on the Integrated Pest Management of the Southern Pine Beetle,...

2012-02-03 12:52:13

A new study recently published in the Journal of Integrated Pest Management (JIPM) explains the best management practices for consideration and adoption by sod producers in the northeastern U.S. Two species of crane flies have become established across portions of northeastern United States and present an economic concern to the production sod industry. The infestation of production fields poses a threat to the quality of the developing sod product as well as a conduit for human-mediated...

2012-01-18 10:00:00

The 2012 National Pest Management Association´s Eastern Regional Conference, taking place January 18-20, 2012 in Atlantic City, NJ, will feature seminars and lectures given by industry icons. NEW YORK, NY (PRWEB) January 18, 2012 Many of the best and brightest from the pest management industry will be presenting at this years´ National Pest Management Association´s Eastern Regional Conference. Among the notables is Andrew Klein, president of the New York-based pest solutions...

2012-01-09 11:24:21

An article in the forthcoming issue of the Journal of Integrated Pest Management (JIPM) refutes claims by Greenpeace Germany that the western bean cutworm (WBC), Striacosta albicosta (Smith), is "a new plant pest" that was "caused by genetically engineered corn." The Greenpeace Germany report, which was written by author Christoph Then of Testbiotech, offers a "surprisingly simplistic conclusion" regarding the spread of western bean cutworm over the last decade, according to the JIPM authors....


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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin