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Contributing columnistInsects pollinate a large percentage of food crops grown in the U.S. and all over the world. Many different species of pollinators exist, but the insect best equipped for this job is the honey bee. Honey bees are exceptionally efficient at collecting...
Tags: Chemical Industry, Plant Openings
Purdue UniversityAs Indiana soybeans move from flowering to beginning pod, farmers may consider applying foliar fungicides and insecticides to their crops. But according to Purdue Agriculture research, yield increases from either treatment are inconsistent when disease...
Tags: LaPorte County, Indiana, Chemical Industry
L.A. at HomeUC Riverside scientists release 300 Pakistani wasps, Tamarixia radiata, in hopes that they feed on the Asian citrus psyllid currently threatening the state's citrus crops....
TribLocal - Crystal Lake » NewsAn infestation of emerald ash borer continues to ravage McHenry County, destroying thousands of ash trees with seemingly no end in sight. The tree-killer has …...
I planted tulip bulbs in a pot inside and I water it daily. It has been more than a month now, but there is no sign of plant generating anything. What should I do? (email reference) A Throw it out because very likely the bulb has rotted by now. My guess...
REDFIELD - The South Dakota Cooperative Extension Service wants to remind landowners and tenants that the deadline to make any changes to oral land leases is September 1, 2011. South Dakota state law requires tenants and/or landowners to notify either...
REDFIELD - Cleaning bins before the busy time of harvest is a critical management tool for keeping that grain in good shape throughout its storage life. There are several species of insects infesting stored grains such as confused flour beetle, Indian...
Tags: Chemical Industry, Cricket
REDFIELD - A few weeks ago this column examined tips for planting winter wheat this fall. A couple of recently released publications will help winter wheat producers make the best management decisions possible with research based information. The...
Tags: Allergies, Arable Farming, Chemical Industry
ONIDA - The SDSU Plant Diagnostic Clinic has had a number of winter wheat samples showing symptoms of the complex of diseases known collectively as “root rots.” These diseases include common root rot, Fusarium root rot, take-all of wheat, and a few others...
ATLANTA (AP) — Worried about bedbugs? Maybe you should be more concerned about the insecticides used to get rid of them. A government study counted one death and 80 illnesses linked to bedbug-targeting insecticides used from 2008 through 2010. Many...
As if you needed another reason to dislike stink bugs: they are ruining Virginia’s apples. The odorous insects caused $37 million in damage to the 11 varieties grown in the Old Dominion, according to the state Office of the Secretary of Agriculture...
Apple lovers can breath a little easier because the federal government allocated $5.7 million to fight brown-marmorated stink bugs in Virginia and six other states. The pest, which Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, R-Md., calls “the bug from hell,”...
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