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Newcastle Disease Alert

Last week, the Minnesota Board of Animal Health received a report from Michelle Carstensen with the Minnesota DNR that Double-crested Cormorants (DCCO) in Minnesota have been identified with Newcastle Disease (Avian Paramyxovirus-1).  The DCCO mortality began August 7, 2018 at Chautauqua Lake (Lye Lake) in Ottertail County, approximately 5 miles southeast of Fergus Falls, MN. Dead and sick cormorants were on two islands near each other, most birds left the island when approached by boat, most including the young of the year could fly. Approximately 25 of the young of the year could not fly, they could only use one wing. The other wing hung at the side and was not being used. Two were seen in the water and had trouble holding their heads up. Most of the carcasses appeared to be dead for some time. Turkey Vultures were feeding in the area.  Two DCCO were collected on August 7; one was found dead and the other was euthanized by cervical dislocation.  Both of the cormorants submitted wer…

What's Killing My Kale? Episode 11 - Pollinators and IPM Part III

In our August episodes on pollinator and beneficial insect conservation as part of IPM, we'll discuss some background on how pollinators and beneficial insects are faring in our current agricultural systems, how farmers can implement beneficial habitat, and some tips for managing pests without harming beneficial insects. 
In this episode, we're joined by Karin Jokela, Xerces Society Conservation Planner.
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What's Killing My Kale? Episode 10 - Pollinators and IPM Part II

In our August episodes on pollinator and beneficial insect conservation as part of IPM, we'll discuss some background on how pollinators and beneficial insects are faring in our current agricultural systems, how farmers can implement beneficial habitat, and some tips for managing pests without harming beneficial insects. 
In this episode, we're joined by Karin Jokela, Xerces Society Conservation Planner.
As always, please provide feedback so that we can improve our podcast!

What's Killing My Kale? Episode 9 - Pollinators and IPM Part 1

In our August episodes on pollinator and beneficial insect conservation as part of IPM, we'll discuss some background on how pollinators and beneficial insects are faring in our current agricultural systems, how farmers can implement beneficial habitat, and some tips for managing pests without harming beneficial insects. 
This week, we're joined by Elaine Evans, UMN native bee expert
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What's Killing My Kale? Episode 8 - Trunk Diseases in MN Grapes

In this episode, Annie Klodd, UMN Extension Fruit and Vegetable Production Educator, is discussing trunk diseases of grapes.

For more information on trunk diseases, see http://treeandvinetrunkdiseases.org/. Please remember to provide feedback so that we can improve our podcast! Feedback can be provided at this link.