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Jun 2013

Selected "In the News" items previously featured on NISIC for this month. See the In the News Archives to view previously posted items by year and month.

See our What's New section for current items of interest.

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NAISN Launches New Informational Website (Jun 19, 2013)
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health. Bugwood Blog.
The North American Invasive Species Network (NAISN) has launched a new informational website, which provides a wide variety of invasive species management and research resources, links to a multitude of potential partner organizations, and access to streamlined data-sharing platforms for users throughout the USA, Canada, and Mexico.

Honey bee polinating flower

Entomologists are Exploring the Causes of a Massive Die-off of the Honey Bee Population, from Viruses and Mites to the Role of Pesticides on Bee Health and Behavior (Jun 13, 2013)
Penn State University. College of Agricultural Sciences. Center for Pollinator Research.
USDA estimates that honey bees and other pollinators play a crucial role in the production of about $30 billion worth of crops. Colony collapse disorder (CCD) is decimating the honey bee population, and Penn State, one of the country's leading honey bee research facilities, has been investigating the problem both in the lab and in the field.


Cooperative Extension Service -- Celebrating 100 Years in 2014
Louisiana State University. Agricultural Center (LSU AgCenter).
In 2014, we will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Cooperative Extension Service. The Cooperative Extension System is a nationwide, non-credit educational network. Each U.S. state and territory has a state office at its land-grant university and a network of local or regional offices. These offices are staffed by one or more experts who provide useful, practical, and research-based information to agricultural producers, small business owners, youth, consumers, and others in rural areas and communities of all sizes. Also see WSSA Spotlights the Contributions Made by Cooperative Extension Program (May 28, 2013).

Pollinator Week 2013

Pollinator Week 2013 -- Jun 17-23, 2013
Pollinator Partnership.
Six years ago the U.S. Senate's unanimous approval and designation of the final week in June as "National Pollinator Week" marked a necessary step toward addressing the urgent issue of declining pollinator populations. Pollinator Week has now grown to be an international celebration of the valuable ecosystem services provided by bees, birds, butterflies, bats and beetles.

Buzz Over to the #PollinatorWeek Festival (Jun 14, 2013)
USDA. Blog.

Kudzu bug - Invasive.org

Species Profile -- Kudzu Bug
USDA. NAL. National Invasive Species Information Center.
Kudzu bugs are native to Asia and were detected for the first time in the U.S. in Georgia in 2009. Kudzu bugs damage soybeans and other legume crops.

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