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If You Build It: A Sustainable Teaching Farm Brings Together a Community

Winter in Live Oak, Florida, hasn’t dampened the spirits of the crepe myrtle, whose budding leaves belie their eagerness to end their slumber. Come spring these colorful trees will have an important job: to harbor the crepe myrtle aphid—a relatively nonthreatening pest—and allow beneficial insects to build populations on them to seek and destroy more serious pest aphids of the still maturing fruits and vegetables growing nearby. 1.396 more words


UK soil scientists begin cover crop research project

Cover crops are an old tool to control soil erosion, but agricultural producers are rediscovering them. The practice has been gaining traction across the United States in recent years, with some states now offering producers financial incentives to grow cover crops. 278 more words


The Open!

The CrossFit Open is here. A year ago, I had little idea what this meant. And a year ago today, I had ACL reconstruction surgery. A lot has changed in that year. 552 more words

Crop Protection ARDP Request for Applications released

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is pleased to announce the release of the FY 2015 Crop Protection and Pest Management (CPPM) Request for Applications (RFAs).  94 more words


California Notebooks 2014 EN/IT featuring on IPM today (audio version too)

I had the feeling
I had been lost at sea
just for a few weeks

if weeks count as
years having no sweet
food or drink just… 91 more words

Anna Mosca

2015 Mississippi Blueberry Education Workshop Presentations

Last week (February 12), MSU Extension, USDA-ARS, and the Gulf South Blueberry Growers’ Association co-hosted a blueberry education workshop for Mississippi blueberry growers.  The agenda was as listed below.   293 more words


Vivando SC Fungicide label expanded via Minor Use Program

J. Chaput, OMAFRA, Minor Use Coordinator, OMAFRA, Guelph

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of several URMULE registrations for VivandoTM Fungicide for control/suppression of powdery mildew on fruiting vegetables, cucurbits, hops, cherries, nectarines and peaches in Canada. 287 more words