Last week, a federal appeals court ordered the EPA to remove chlorpyrifos from sale in the United States within 60 days. While the threat of losing chlorpyrifos is not new and the ban is bound to happen eventually, this was a surprise decision that could significantly impact the way we manage pests in the southeast. The situation is still unfolding, but you can read more about the decision here:
Can't we just agree that both states produce great peaches ;)
A Georgia grower may have found a peach worthy of the record books. Recently, Pearson Farms harvested a 1.8 lb peach and is now in touch Guinness World Records. Apparently the previous record for the heaviest peach goes to a Canadian grower with a 1.79 lb peach. While it is a close one, obviously the new record should belong to the Peach State ;)
Check out the article here: https://wgxa.tv/news/local/fort-valley-farm-in-touch-with-guinness-after-finding-worlds-unofficially-heaviest-peach
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.