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UK study finds some birds could aid integrated pest management; benefits may outweigh negative effects

By Katie Pratt University of Kentucky Birds have long been considered the nemesis of many farmers, as they can feast on agriculturally important crops like blueberries and corn. But University of Kentucky research suggests, in some instances, the benefits of some birds may outweigh their negative effects. Birds provide an often unseen benefit to farmers as they can consume a large number of insect...

University of Kentucky to offer pest management training school March 12 at Princeton research center

The University of Kentucky’s IPM Training School is scheduled for March 12 at the UK Research and Education Center in Princeton. A brown marmorated stink bug feeds on soybeans. (Photo by Ric Bessin, UK extension entomologist) During the daylong event, UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment specialists will discuss the latest research and integrated pest management techniques to manage field...