Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Better Killing of Mosquito Using Spores Plus Oil

"This simple formulation increased both the persistence and effectiveness of spores, killing up to 50% more mosquito larvae than untreated spores and reducing pupation levels to less than 20% at a test site in Kenya."

"The fungi, M. anisopliae and B. bassiana, cause muscardine disease in mosquito larvae, leading to their death before they can pupate and develop into the adult form."

To see the full article: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110220193017.htm

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

GI-BMP Instructor Training (Train the Trainer)

March 29, 2011
UF/IFAS Pinellas County Extension
8:00 am to 3:30 pm
Registration Required

then scroll down the page to "Steps to become a certified GI-BMP Instructor":

To register, please complete the Instructor Program Application Form, after making sure you meet the eligibility criteria, and submit to Alberto Chavez by no later than March 24, 2011.

If you have questions please contact Alberto Chavez at Alberto.Chavez@dep.state.fl.us or 239-417-6310 x222.

Technician Training - Facilities IPM

Valid for:

5 hours verifiable training for ID card Holders

2 hours CORE/3 hours GHP

3 hours limited structural CEUs

When: Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011
8 AM to 5 PM

Where: Pinelllas County Extension Office

Cost: $55 per person includes training, booklet and lunch

To register: Call FPMA at 800-426-4829 or email: Mandyj@flpma.org
Seating is limited, so hurry.