Baits containing sodium nitrite as a way to control feral hogs are showing promise for LSU AgCenter researchers. LSU AgCenter animal science researcher Glen Gentry said his current research project is part of a grant funded by the Pennington Family Foundation.
“With this grant, we will be looking at the use of sodium nitrite as bait that shows some promise in eliminating feral hogs,” he said.
There are three thrusts involved in being successful in the use of this chemical in dispatching the animals, he said....More
The last boll weevil trapped in Mississippi was in 2008, and the state is now in its sixth year of weevil-free status, says Farrell Boyd, manager of the Mississippi Boll Weevil Eradication Corporation....More
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“In general, we find a large and growing number of consumers who stigmatize GMOs,” said David Just, co-director, Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs. “This stigma has long been a factor in Europe, and we see the same pattern emerging in the United States.”...More