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Thrips: Pests of Ornamental Plants

…ant. Once infected, the adult can transmit the virus as long as it lives. Adult western flower thrips have a maximum lifespan of 75 days, with a typical life span of about 13 days in summer. Thrips that move onto a nursery or into a greenho…

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Frogeye Leaf Spot of Soybeans

…at class of fungicide. Keeping this selection pressure to a minimum is important in prolonging the effectiveness and lifespan of a fungicide class. To learn more about fungicide resistance, visit Plant Management Network’s Soybean Resista…

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Family Mealtime Matters

… to ensure the correct ones are used during family mealtime and at social settings to avoid infringing on others’ tablespace.
Proper Table Setting
The illustration shows the placement of eating utensils for an individual at a table sett…

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Controlling Fall Armyworms on Lawns and Turf

… active at twilight and may be seen at porch lights, if noticed at all. The moths feed on nectar and have an average lifespan of about 10 days. The presence of moths does not always indicate an outbreak of larvae.

moths lay eggs on ligh…

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Biosecurity for Backyard Poultry Flocks

…ughly sanitize the equipment before use.
Keep curious people away from the chickens. Latch and lock gates. Hang No Trespassing or Keep Out signs.
Ask visitors if they have had recent contact with poultry. If they have, do not let them…

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Rainwater Harvesting for Irrigation Water

…ng at commercial facilities in Arlington County, Virginia. Duke University. Retrieved October 27, 2008, from http://dukespace.lib.duke.edu:8080/dspace/bitstream/10161/512/1/MP_wdh11_a_200805.pdf

LaBranche, A., Wack, H. O., Crawford, D.,…

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Estrus Synchronization and Artificial Insemination Programs for Beef Cattle

…tter to have the sperm waiting for the egg, rather than the egg waiting for the sperm, because the egg has a shorter lifespan.

Some things to consider when timing AI include the following.

Good heat detection is …

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