Through a collaborative effort from 11 entomologists, the Entomological Society of America has released a new infographic to help explain integrated pest management.
From their release:
"Need help explaining integrated pest management? Try using the new illustrated infographic published by ESA titled "What is IPM?" Outlining the fundamental steps of integrated pest management and its applications, the infographic is a great resource for public outreach and education efforts. (It would also look great hanging in your office or lab!) Download and share the infographic in PDF or JPEG format."
Check it, and the other infographics, out here.
The Southeast focused Vegetable and Specialty Crop News published an article this week featuring research and production issues facing peach growers in Georgia. Check it out here: http://vscnews.com/research-for-georgia-peach-growers/
News came from Washington DC this week that the EPA declined to ban the use of the insecticide chlorpyrifos. While the potential negative impacts on human health are definitely concerning and should not be ignored, safe use of this chemical with proper timing and appropriate personal protective equipment allows for a very effective insecticide for peach pest management. While the decision to not ban chlorpyrifos may be controversial, for growers who need to continue to manage scale insects and borers, this is good news.
NY Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/29/us/politics/epa-insecticide-chlorpyrifos.html
Clemson's newsstand has published the article, "Two specialists join Clemson Extension to help with fruit crops", featuring Brett Blaauw of the Peach Entomology Lab. Check it out at: http://newsstand.clemson.edu/mediarelations/two-specialists-join-clemson-extension-to-help-with-fruit-crops/