White-nose syndrome has been confirmed for the first time in Oklahoma, making it the 31st state with the deadly disease that affects hibernating bats. Bats play an important ecological role; each bat can eat up to 3,000 insects, including mosquitoes and agricultural pests, in a single night. Biologists are concerned about how white-nose syndrome will affect the bat populations in the future.
HIS 2018 Proceedings Available
The proceedings from the 2018 Horticulture Industries show, along with a photo gallery from the same event, are now available free online. The proceedings document is a 222-page pdf with program information, vendor contact information, and slides from presentations made during the conference.