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K-State Today

September 4, 2014

Integrated pest management webinar Sept. 12

Submitted by Sarah Zukoff

A webinar, "Stored Grain Integrated Pest Management in the North Central United States," will be from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Sept. 12, to provide information on integrated pest management strategies for stored grain.

Speakers include:

Tom Phillips, professor of entomology, Kansas State University, Manhattan
Areas of expertise include: biology and identification of key stored grain pests; basic of integrated pest management for stored grain; and issues and challenges for proper fumigation.

Frank Arthur, research entomologist, USDA Agriculture Research Service, Manhattan
Areas of expertise include: prevention of grain infestation; residual insecticides available and their proper application; and strategic use of aeration for grain cooling and pest suppression.

Linda Mason, Professor of Entomology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
Areas of expertise include: integrated pest management for corn and other products in the upper Midwest; issues and challenges with grain drying and cooling; and pest management for animal feed, ethanol and value-processed food.

The webinar will be hosted by Kansas State University and moderated by Sarah Zukoff, assistant professor of entomology, Kansas State University.

Webinar participants will see and hear presentations by the three teachers and then have an opportunity for live questions and answers. Instructional materials will be provided via internet links.

Preregistration is required. Participation will be limited to the first 200 computers. Hosting of viewing sites locally by Extension, government agencies and private industry is encouraged.

This webinar will be archived for later viewing on the North Central Integrated Pest Management Center website if you cannot connect to the webinar during its scheduled time. 

Funding for this webinar is provided by USDA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture through grants to the North Central Integrated Pest Management Center.

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