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ISSUE DATE: 05/03/2010

Insect control begins with correct identification

By Doug Rich

The first step in an integrated pest management program is identification. Mistaken identity can result in ineffective control actions.

That is why collections like those at the Enns Entomology Museum at the University of Missouri are so important. Robert Sites, museum director, said the Enns Entomology Museum is the largest university-owned insect collection in the world. The collection includes nearly 6 million specimens from Missouri and around the world.


NEWS

Additional exhibitors welcomed to 3i Show
Ag and food science summer internships offered to high school students
Ahead of food safety debate, ag writes on traceability concerns
Chief's Cup awarded to Kansas NRCS Earth Team
Earth Day 2010 celebrated in York
Ford County Farm Bureau hosts 'Day on the Farm'
FSA asks producers to file annual report of acreage
GEO and SEC RC&D announce community energy coordinators for southeast Colorado
Job and internship database launched by NAADA
Laramie producer receives agriculturalist award
National Barn Alliance conference coming to Kansas
NCGA, DTN host free ACRE webinar
North Platte River Basin snowmelt runoff forecast
OSU to hold 'Going Green' conference May 20
Plant a Row for the Hungry campaign begins
Recker to speak at 2010 Ag Machinery Conference
USDA announces 2010 county loan rates
USDA initiative aims to improve ag energy conservation, efficiency
USDA releases major report on agricultural transportation
USDA Rural Development celebrates Earth Day in Chetopa
USDA willing to work with Congress on budget baseline
UW ag college staff member receives national Sigma Alpha Agriculture Advocate Award

CROPS

Athletic field irrigation workshop slated for April 16
Budgets, water rates and carbon capture on Kansas Water Authority agenda
Colorado's first blender pump will open in Burlington
Conservation districts celebrate 55 years of stewardship
Direction of crop rows increases yield by maximizing access to sunlight
Extension workshop in Tucumcari focuses on current water issues
Farm tours offer a chance to learn about Arkansas producers
Farmers, environment win with biotech
Free Texas Watershed Steward training set April 29 in Junction
Hail damage linked to increased corn ear rots, mycotoxins
Insect control begins with correct identification
KCGA: Atrazine brings environmental benefits to Kansas corn farms
NRCS announces water conservation project assistance
Oklahoma Stewardship Week to be celebrated April 25 to May 2
Pickens wants agency to nix water plan
Rural Advantage seeking cover crop acres
'Save the Flag Leaf' Fiedl Day planned in Colby May 14
Scientist gets grant to study insect vectors
South Dakota plant breeders see potential in cup plant
Stink bugs, bird cherry oat aphids and birds are main crop concerns
Study: Biotech allows U.S. soybean farmers to be more sustainable
Wheat tour planned May 20 at K-Statte's Parsons Field

LIVESTOCK

Annual standardized performance workshops under way
Authorities seize cattle, rancher faces charges
Beef industry faces down chickens, economy, misconceptions
Cattle on feed numbers released
Dairy Day features Spandet tour
Disposition drives feedlot, carcass performance
Increasing herd performance, health helps bottom line and environment
Iowa man looks toward nature to raise his bison
Judge rejects rancher's bankruptcy plan
Missouri Steer Feedout entries being accepted until May 10
Portable breeding barn makes AI easier
Rep. proposes task force for immigrant sheepherders
Research uses 'kiss of death' protein to improve fertilization techniques
Southwest Kansas offers opportunities for large dairies
Yellow tag program adds profitability to Red Angus calves

EDITOR

ABCs
Living without the truth
Planting intentions report leaves reader confused
Say it loud, say it proud

COLUMNS

Farmers have new option for grain storage
Fiberglass irrigation pipe available
In the spirit of Robert Krentz
Just a scoop full
Land graders ideal for field leveling
Mommy Fix-It
New cottons debut for 2010
Software analyzes drainage
Will the next farm bill cause civil war in rural America?

MARKETS

Aberdeen cattle sales report
Ada livestock auction report
Amarillo livestock auction summary
Apache livestock auction report
April showers continued across state
April showers ended productive week
Arkansas livestock sales summary
Clovis livestock auction report
Colorado feeder cattle auction
Corn planting active in eastern third of state
Corn planting at record pace
Corn planting off to good start despite some flooded areas
Dalhart livestock auction report
Dodge City cattle sales report
Dunlap feeder cattle auction
Ericson cattle sales report
Ft. Smith livestock sales report
Georgia cattle auction summary
Goldthwaite sheep sales report
Grain market close
Hay trade slow to moderate in Kansas
Heavy weekend rains halt fieldwork
High Plains slaughter news
Joplin feeder cattle auction
McAlester livestock market report
Moisture welcomed by many across the state
Most hay prices remain steady
Most of state gets some precipitation
Most wheat rated mostly good to fair
Newell sheep sales report
North Arkansas cattle sales report
OKC West Livestock auction report
Pratt 3 p.m., cattle sales
Pratt livestock sales report
Presho livestock auction report
Rain, wet field delay corn and cotton planting
Salina cattle sales report
South Central direct sheep
Springfield dairy heifer sale
Springfield livestock sales report
Superior video auction report
Texhoma cattle sales report
Texhoma cattle sales report
Tulia livestock auction report
Tulsa livestock auction report
Warmer weather helps field work progress
West Plains livestock report
Wheat sees sharply lower prices
Winter wheat rated mostly good to excellent
Woodward livestock market report
Wyobraska cattle sales report

RANGE

BLM proposes to round up horses in western Wyoming
Eliminating fescue from field requires patience
Moran introduces legislation to preserve the tallgrass prairie
MSGA responds to sage grouse decision
Unusually high alfalfa weevil populations seen in parts of Kansas

FAMILY

Backyard Vegetable Gardening seminar set for March 24
Beef is very versatile
Caring for your lawn
Expressing opinions
Extension presenting Hill Country wine-grape workshops
Food quality and exercise among top ten reasons to garden
Garden club organizational meeting
Learn about composting at Master Gardener demonstration
Learn the basics of pruning
Learn the basics of square foot gardening
Marvelous Mother's Day brunch
Master Gardeners spring into action in Bexar County
Meditation for 5-3-10
National Farmers awards Farm Kids for College scholarships
Oklahoma Champion Tree Registry seeks nominations
Rain-barrel workshops scheduled for Earth Day in Dallas
Sellin' Out
Sinclair's facade eye-appealing
Spray now to prevent Cedar-Apple Rust damage

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