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All Bugs Good & Bad Webinar Series

The Home Gardener’s Newest Pest: Spotted Wing Drosophila

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Don’t miss the next chapter in this informative series!!! Spotted Wing Drosophila is known as an invasive pest for both large and small fruit crops. Originally detected in California in 2008 they have now been reported across the United States.

Listen as Dr. Hannah Burrack, Associate Professor of Entomology & Extension Specialist at North Carolina State University discusses practical tips to detect and manage this pest!
This Friday June 3rd at 1:00pm – The session is recorded so you can watch at anytime!

Location: http://connect.extension.iastate.edu/fireant

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Photo credit: Hannah Burrack, North Carolina State University, Bugwood.org, image 5444193

All Bugs Good & Bad Webinar: Managing Pests of Backyard Pecans

Don’t Miss the next chapter of our informative webinar series! May 6th at 1pm 

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Location: http://connect.extension.iastate.edu/fireant

Thousands of mature pecan trees are grown around homes, many with sparse and erratic production. Usually, there is no single reason why a pecan tree fails to produce a crop or produces poor quality nuts. Learn practical tips about pecan pests and pecan management by  Bryan Wilkins, Research Associate IIl,  Gulf Coast Research and Extension Center. Click here to login as a guest and participate in the live event. Note: on May 6, the link to the live webinar opens about 15 minutes before the webinar. If you try to log in earlier, you will get an error message.

For more webinars in this series, see 2016 All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series. The webinars are brought to you by the following eXtension Communities of Practice: Imported Fire Ants, and Urban IPM; and by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension ServiceClemson Cooperative Extension and the University of Georgia Center for Urban Agriculture.
Photo credit: Jerry A. Payne, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org

All Bugs Good & Bad Webinar Series: Help Pollinators Cope with Pesticides

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Mark your calendars Friday April 1, 2016 2pm for the next All Bugs Good & Bad Webinar Series: Help Pollinators Cope with Pesticides

Pollinating insects are at risk when pesticides are used carelessly. Learn practical tips for preventing pollinator deaths from pesticides by Jack Rowe, Dr. James Tew, Sallie Lee, and Dani Carroll from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. Moderated by Mallory Kelley, Denise Heubach, and Ellen Huckabay, Regional Extension Agents, Alabama Cooperative Extension System. *Note: on April 1, the link to the live webinar opens about 15 minutes before the webinar. If you try to log in earlier, you will get an error message.
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Friday, April 1 at 2:00 pm EDT  

Click here to login as a guest and participate in the live event. Location: http://connect.extension.iastate.edu/fireant   

Newsletter – Winter – 2014

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Harvest for Health

Madison County Master Gardeners Debbie Severn, Carolyn Wade and Andria Cummings are encouraging two cancer survivors in our area to eat more vegetables by growing them in their backyards. This is part of Harvest for Health, which is a collaboration between the University of Alabama in Birmingham (UAB) Hospital, and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. It is funded by the National Cancer Institute/National Institute on Aging and the American Institute for Cancer Research.  …continue reading.