Darby Receives EPA Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Grant

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) selected the University of Vermont as one of six recipients that will receive a total of $780,000 from the Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program (PESP) grant competition. The selected grantees will explore the use of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in agriculture over the course of two years to reduce the risk of pests and pesticides. Continue reading “Darby Receives EPA Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Grant”

Backyard Chicken Salmonella Sampling Manuscript Accepted

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Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences Assistant Professor Andrea Etter’s lab had their first manuscript accepted for publication in Frontiers in Veterinary Science, detailing the results from three years of adult backyard chicken sampling for Salmonella enterica. This study was funded by Hatch funds from the Vermont Agricultural Experiment Station. Continue reading “Backyard Chicken Salmonella Sampling Manuscript Accepted”