Agriculture & Natural Resources
New Pesticide Applicator Recertification Credit Online Modules on Herbicide Resistance Now Available!
Five new courses on herbicide resistance are now available online through the PMEP Distance Learning Center. Each course qualifies for New York pesticide applicator recertification credits. There is a small fee to take each course.
The online courses include: 1) Current Status of Herbicide Resistance in Weeds (0.5 credits), 2) How Herbicides Work (1.0 credits), 3) What is Herbicide Resistance(1.0 credits), 3) Scouting After a Herbicide Application(1.0 credits), 4) Confirming Herbicide Resistance (1.0 credits) and 5) Principles of Managing Herbicide Resistance(1.0 credits).
The online courses were developed by Mary McKellar and Russ Hahn in cooperation with Ron Gardner from lesson modules (Herbicide Resistant Weeds) originally created by the Weed Science Society of America. The development of the online courses was supported through funding from the NYS IPM Program.
EMERALD ASH BORER FOUND IN UNADILLA
Look for and report EAB to the DEC at: 1-866-640-0652.
The first step to effectively manage EAB is to identify current infestations. State and federal agencies are extensively monitoring for EAB but early infestations are difficult to detect. The help of New York's citizens is vital to detecting the signs and symptoms of EAB and to finding infestations early. This will slow the spread of EAB, prevent tree deaths, and could save communities potentially millions of dollars in tree removal costs.
EAB is a very small insect
Howard Russell, MI State U.
The emerald ash borer (EAB) (Agrilus planipennis) is a very small but very destructive beetle. It has four life stages: adult, egg, larva and pupa. The adult beetle has a shiny emerald green body with a coppery red or purple abdomen. The beetle measures 1/2 inch long and 1/8 inch wide. It is important to know how to identify the emerald ash borer and ash trees so you can make educated decisions about your trees. For more information on identification and what to look for on ash trees, go to the New York State Invasive Species website: http://www.nyis.info
Notice the coppery red color of
the EAB's upper abdomen.
Steps homeowners can take to minimize the damage from EAB include:
- Educate yourself – Find detailed information on the EAB page at http://nyis.info
- Know your Ash – Identify the Ash trees on your property and note trees that pose a threat
- Develop a Plan – Consider removing large older trees in hazardous locations.
- Know the Signs of EAB – Monitor your trees
- Get involved – Encourage your community to do a street tree inventory and develop a preparedness plan.
- For help in insect identification samples can be brought to Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County (or your local Extension office) – call 607-865-6531 or email JLA14@cornell.edu for further instructions.
Find more information about EAB at these resources:
The Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership (CRISP): http://catskillinvasives.com
Department of Environmental Conservation: www.dec.ny.gov
GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING A FORGE ANALYSIS REPORT
Click on attached: Reading a Forage Analysis Report
Click on the attached file for more information: Drought and the Risk of Nitrate Toxicity in Forages
Click on the attached link for more information on the drought:
DEWORMING BEFORE TURNOUT
Click on the attached pdf file for more information: Deworming before Turnout Makes Good-2012
Click on the attached pdf file for more information: Mycotoxin Problems-June 2012
FLOOD RECOVERY INFORMATION:
PDF: Dealing With Flooded Berry Fields
PDF: Dealing with Flooded Vegetable Fields
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