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Aaron Hobbs

RISE president talks IPM, pesticide benefits on National Public Radio's The Diane Rehm Show
National Public Radio program The Diane Rehm Show featured a discussion on pesticide use and resistance Feb. 3. Host Diane Rehm invited Aaron Hobbs to join the panel, and he proceeded to emphasize the importance of education, proper use and the continued evolution of pesticide technology. Check out what the other participants had to say. [ read more ]

To all the PMPs who have not attended a Legislatative Day, allow me to share my experience: You too, will find it very empowering as you will hone your people skills, educate our elected officials, as well as help strengthen the industry foundation.

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Pest Invasion event set for April
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Dr. Blair Siegfried UF/IFAS names entomology chair 
Dr. Blair Siegfried, will lead the department of entomology and nematology at the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.
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Marie Horner Arrow Exterminators
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Marie Horner, ACE, joined Arrow Exterminators as regional vice president of operations for its North Carolina market.
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Rachel Ferebee Arrow Exterminators hires talent specialist 
In other Arrow news, Rachel Ferebee will be responsible for delivering all facets of recruiting and employer branding companywide.
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Dana Hill Massey Services names director of customer care 
In her new post at Massey Services, Dana Hill will be responsible for customer service, which handled more than 400,000 inbound opportunity calls last year.
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