1. Bugs on My Veggies: Insect Management


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    Insect pests can be serious impediments to organic vegetable production. Sun Tzu, an ancient Chinese warrior/ philosopher, wrote that to be most successful in war one must know both the enemy and oneself. Dr. John Ruberson and Dr. Stormy Sparks, University of Georgia, help participants get to know the most important insects that prey on vegetables in Georgia, and some of the enemies of those pests. They also cover some of the tools and practices available to manage those pests. The video offers a lot of information for the new producer, but will also provide a forum to exchange ideas among seasoned growers.

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    • Practical Pest Management


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      Learn to keep your pest populations at bay through balanced soil, farmscaping for beneficial insects, and active control methods. Common Southern vegetable pests will be identified in their various stages and information about their life cycles will be presented. Most importantly, cultural, physical, biological, and organic pesticides will be addressed for controlling these pests. Presented by Paige Witherington and Justin Dansby from Serenbe Farms at the 2011 Georgia Organics Conference.

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      • Doug Tallamy - Biodiversity


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        http://www.coa.edu July 11, 2011 Dr. Douglas Tallamy, chair of the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware in Newark, will share his knowledge and research in the world of insects with Carrie Graham, manager of the George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History.

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        • Early Season Insect Scouting - Cutworms and Flea Beetles


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          Entomologist John Gavloski presents on insects affecting crops early in the season, particularly cutworms and flea beetles. Recorded May 13, 2011.

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          • The Superorganism


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            Edward O. Wilson, Pellegrino Research Professor Emeritus and Honorary Curator in Entomology at Harvard, presents the annual John M. Prather Lecture in Biology. The study of insect societies is today one of the fastest growing major branches of evolutionary biology. It has revealed a great deal about the general principles of the origin and evolution of advanced social behavior, and has shed light on the enormous ecological success of the social insects (with ants and termites making up over half of the insect biomass around the world). The evolution from organism to superorganism has been the major transition between levels of biological organization, easiest to penetrate and understand. Organized by the departments of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology & Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard.

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            • Sound + Science - James Crutchfield - Insects, Trees, and Climate


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              James Crutchfield of UC Davis Department of Physics & The Complexity Science Center presents "Insects, Trees, and Climate: The Bioacoustic Ecology of Deforestation and Entomogenic Climate Change" as part of the Sound + Science Symposium at UCLA, March 6th, 2009.

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              • Animal Eyes - Professor William Ayliffe


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                How does my dog see? Do eagles have better vision than humans? This homocentric view of vision with its associated mythology is explored in this review of survival strategies used by various animals in their environments. The way we see is predicated by what we need to see. From prawns to birds we will explore how eyes have adapted to be perfect for the tasks assigned to them. No longer can we claim that our human vision is the standard by which other animals must be judged as either inferior or superior. The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/animal-eyes Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition continues today with all of our five or so public lectures a week being made available for free download from our website. There are currently nearly 1,500 lectures free to access or download from the website. Website: gresham.ac.uk Twitter: twitter.com/GreshamCollege Facebook: facebook.com/pages/Gresham-College/14011689941

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                • “Trees: Protecting our Natural Assets”


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                  What does a Deputy Tree Warden do for a living. Don't know? Well, a terrific talk by Redding's Deputy Tree Warden Sean McNamara will enlighten and entertain anyone who has an interest in knowing how a tree warden helps to preserve an invaluable resource that impacts everyone living in a small CT town. Funny, entertaining and engaging, Sean has a story to tell that everyone will enjoy.

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                  • Dr. Douglas Tallamy - Coffee and Conversation with Carrie Graham


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                    July 12, 2011 http://www.coa.edu Dr. Douglas Tallamy, chair of the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware in Newark, will share his knowledge and research in the world of insects with Carrie Graham, manager of the George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History.

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                    • Neil Tsutsui: Extreme Sociality: Supercolonies of the Invasive Argentine Ant


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                      Neil Tsutsui presents a public talk at UC Berkeley on May 21st, 2011, as part of the Science@Cal Lecture Series described at http://scienceatcal.berkeley.edu/lectures Social insects dominate many terrestrial ecosystems by forming sophisticated and cooperative colonies. One species, the invasive Argentine ant, has taken this sociality to an extreme – forming massive “supercolonies” across hundreds, or sometimes thousands, of kilometers. Recent studies using synthetic ant pheromones, genomics, behavioral experiments, and old-fashioned field-work have reveal some of the inner workings of these massive societies, and provided explanations for their origin. Neil Tsutsui is an associate professor in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at UC Berkeley. The research in his lab focuses on ants and bees - how they communicate, why they behave the ways they do, their ecology, and their evolution. In recent years, Prof. Tsutsui has been studying how individuals recognize each other as partners or foes. In ants, this process involves various types of learning and memory, as well as the expression and detection of specific chemical odors on each other’s exoskeletons. Future research will focus on applying approaches from genetics, genomics, chemistry and field ecology to understanding how the behaviors of individuals dictate the structure of complex and cooperative social groups. Videography and editing by Chris Klein and James Anderson. This video is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us

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