January 2015 Issue of IPM Insights Now Available
January 30, 2015. The Northeastern IPM Center's January newsletter publication, IPM Insights is now available as a PDF download or as in eBook download . This issue highlights developments in spotted wing drosophila research , cover crop use for protecting vegetables and director identified IPM priorities for the northeast region . More.
IPM Institute Now Hiring!
January 30, 2015. The IPM Institute of North America Inc., located in the heart of downtown Madison, WI., is now hiring for an entry-level project team member position with the Partnership for Agriculture Management and a new software engineer position. The IPM Institute offers competitive wage and benefit packages including paid holidays/time off and health insurance to all full time employees. Employment Page.
2014-2015 Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators Application Period Open
January 29, 2015. The EPA and White House Council on Environmental Quality are now accepting applications for public school, K-12 Teachers that are leaders in innovation, contribute to their community and extend environmental education beyond the classroom. Winning teachers receive $2,500 to further professional development in environmental education. The applications are due online March 13, 2015. More.
Register Now! Third IAQ Webinar – Mold & Moisture
January 28, 2015. School Health and Indoor Environments Leadership Development (SHIELDs), an EPA organization, is leading the third webinar in a series of indoor air quality (IAQ) sessions for school district staff across the country to learn more about how to start or continue IAQ programs at their institutions. The third of ten in the series will addresses, “Mold & Moisture, Double Trouble for Schools”. The free webinar requires pre registration online before the class date February 12, 2015, 1-2pm EST. Attendance at the first or second webinars is not required to attend the second. More.
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Hiring IPM Coordinator
January 22, 2015. The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District in California is seeking an IPM Coordinator to implement the District's new IPM Program, an effort to continue growth of a preserve system in the San Francisco Bay area. The IPM Coordinator will use knowledge of IPM principles of invasive, weedy and flammable plants and pest animals in natural park environments and facilities to manage defined pest species in way that ensures safe recreational use of the preserves. Employment Page.
USDA Announces New, User-Friendly Search Engine for Publications
January 20, 2015. Earlier this month, the National Agricultural Library released the latest version of PubAg , a public access database of research from USDA's Agricultural Research Services . PubAg is a free, easy to use database for searching over 40,000 scientific journal articles published by USDA from 1997-2014. More.
Submit Public Comments to EPA Proposed Framework
January 29, 2015. The EPA is now accepting comments from the public on a proposed framework to prevent corn rootworm resistance . The framework aims to develop a strategy to address resistance, compile scientific materials related to resistance and IPM strategies that help address areas at risk of resistance. Comments are due by March 16, 2015. More.
EPA Adds Pesticide Contacts and Minimum Risk Pesticide Websites
January 27, 2015. The EPA has launched two new web areas dedicated to making information about pesticide risks publicly available. The two new pages, “Pesticide Contacts” and “Minimum Risk Pesticides” , are in addition to the other 17 new pages added to the EPA website this year. A complete list of new web pages added this year is available on the EPA Pesticides Highlights page. More.
IPM Symposium Early Bird Registration Deadline Approaching
January 27, 2015. Registration for the 8 th International IPM Symposium, to be held March 23-26 in Salt Lake City, Utah is now open . Early-bird registration offers a reduced price of $350, which includes registration, entrance to the awards luncheon, poster sessions, receptions, continental breakfasts, and admission to all symposium sessions including recently announced optional activities before and after the symposium. Early bird registration special pricing expires February 23, 2015. More.
January School IPM Newsletter Available
January 27, 2015. The January 2015 edition of, School IPM 2015, released by the IPM Institute of North America, is now available online. This month's edition features information on school IPM tools and resources, tips on building school IPM teams and updates on the new California Healthy Schools Act. More.
IPM Position Opening at CA Department of Pesticide Regulation
January 13, 2015. An environmental scientist position at the Management and Licensing Branch of the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) is now open. Duties include support of various statewide projects and programs that reduce risks from pesticides through research, development, and adoption of integrated pest management (IPM) practices. This position will present the opportunity to work with many different projects including various public outreach efforts where the environmental scientist will review and select grant proposals, provide project management, negotiate contracts, review scientific literature, and write technical reports. Employment Page.