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2011-02-05 00:00:41

USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture has restored weed management as an important priority within its competitive grants program for plant health and crop production. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) February 4, 2011 Today the Weed Science Society of America applauded a decision by the USDA to fund vital research involving the management of weeds and invasive plants. USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has budgeted $23 million for competitive grants during 2011 in...

2011-02-02 19:00:43

Fifteen members of the Entomological Society of America (ESA) gave presentations at the "Second Annual National Bed Bug Summit: Advancing Towards Solutions to the Bed Bug Problem," held by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Washington, DC, February 2, 2011. The meeting focused on what is being done to combat bed bugs, the importance of educating consumers, improvements in prevention and control techniques, controlling bed bugs in schools and public housing, and on the state of...

2010-12-29 13:59:02

Study evaluates aesthetic, economic impacts, finds organic alternative effective Traditional turfgrass management programs rely heavily on the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. In response to increased public scrutiny and legislation, organic and biological alternatives are becoming more accepted, but research indicates that these alternatives have not been widely adopted by either homeowners or the lawn care industry. Results of a new study that compared common but disparate...

2010-12-15 00:00:40

Sponsoring Educational Workshops and Providing Information on Controlling Bed Bugs Northbrook, IL (Vocus/PRWEB) December 14, 2010 USBedBugs.com, the leading provider of pesticide-free bed bug prevention and protection products, is proud to sponsor Safer Pest Control Project as an IPM Hero in its mission to stop bed bugs in their tracks by using integrated pest management. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a proven method of pest control that emphasizes simple, inexpensive prevention...

2010-10-04 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- With temperatures dropping, we aren't the only ones looking forward to a cozy bed at the end of the day; pests and rodents are also on the prowl for a place to call home. During National Inspect and Protect Week, RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment) © will give homeowners the tools they need to prevent pests from finding a home in and around their own this fall and winter season. Dedicated to raising awareness of the...

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2010-09-28 05:25:00

Bed bugs aren't the only pest invading mid-Atlantic states this year: stink bugs are now posing a serious problem, causing damage to fruit and vegetable crops that has reached critical levels, the New York Times reported on Sunday. Although they don't bite, the brown marmorated stink bugs (Halyomorpha halys) are a hassle for homeowners "” particularly if they are stepped upon, causing the emission of a strong skunk-like odor. However, stink bugs pose no known health dangers, and even...

2010-07-16 13:49:14

Biological control of a South American insect invader expected to protect the incomes of millions of cassava farmers across Southeast Asia In the start of a carefully crafted emergency campaign to thwart a pest outbreak that is wreaking havoc on Thailand's vital cassava production, agricultural researchers will release a quarter of a million parasitic wasps in the northeastern part of the country. Thailand's cassava industry alone accounts for more than 60 percent of global exports of this...

2010-06-09 12:30:00

Applications will be accepted through June 23 DAVIS, Calif., June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California is offering voluntary, environmentally-friendly control options to California farmers near confirmed trappings of the foreign pest, European Grapevine Moth (EGVM). So far EGVM has been found in Fresno, Mendocino, Merced, Monterey, Napa, Solano, and Sonoma counties. One million dollars has been set aside by NRCS to assist grape...

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2010-04-29 08:19:06

A weed calculator developed by an Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist tells ranchers the number of additional cows they could raise if they eliminated one or two widespread exotic invasive weeds. Rangeland ecologist Matt Rinella at the ARS Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory in Miles City, Mont., created a computer model that predicts weed impacts on forage production. Data for developing the model came from 30 weed researchers working throughout the western United...

2010-03-22 07:30:00

Department of Pesticide Regulation Awards IPM Innovator, Second Time for CCVT SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sustainability In Practice certification program of the Central Coast Vineyard Team has been awarded an IPM Innovators award by the state of California Department of Pesticide Regulation, the second time the Central Coast Vineyard Team has been honored by California DPR. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100322/DC73940) The annual awards...


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