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Bucking the Trend of Insecticide Resistance

by Cassandra Olds, extension entomologist

As temperatures rise and we move into the throes of summer, many are evaluating their insect control options. Controlling insects and related arthropod pests has been a challenge since the dawn of human history. Descriptions of these early attempts exist as preserved archeological artifacts, some of which date as far as 4000 years ago! Continue reading “Bucking the Trend of Insecticide Resistance”

Late Season Fly Control

By A.J. Tarpoff, DVM, MS, extension veterinarian

Horn flies are blood feeding flies that impact production on cattle operations. Populations of these flies tend to peak in June. The hot dry days of summer tend to decrease the overall population. However, in late August to September as the temperatures begins to decrease and humidity increases, the horn fly population tends to peak again. Continue reading “Late Season Fly Control”