USDA NIFA New Requests for Funding Applications
February 26, 2015. Request for grant applications have been released by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The grants focus on supporting research, education, and extension projects that address key challenges affecting agriculture production in the US. More.
Early Bird Registration Deadline Extended – IPM Symposium
February 24, 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 special pricing of $350 (discounted from $400) has been extended until Friday, February 27, 2015 . Registration for the symposium includes 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. More.
Genetically Engineered Crops – Webinar
February 23, 2015. Register now for a National Research Council Committee webinar, “Genetically Engineered Crops: Past Experience and Future Prospects”. This webinar will review the findings on a NRC study on safety of genetically engineered foods . Webinar will take place on February 26, 11am-1pm ET , and will feature guest speakers Lynn Goldman and Bettie Sue Masters. Pre-registration is required. More.
IPM Institute to Present at First OARS
February 20, 2015. The first Organic Agriculture Research Symposium (OARS), will be held February 25-26, 2015 in La Crosse, WI to discuss research on organic farming systems, best organic seed and crop varieties, holistic livestock care, soil health, organic markets, and more. Among speakers, are keynote speaker Chuck Benbrook. IPM Institute's Alisha Bower will be moderating a session on biological controls at the symposium as well. More.
eXtension Foundation Now Hiring for Chief Executive Director
February 16, 2015. The eXtension Foundation, a member based nonprofit organization focused on providing support to Cooperative Extension education programs. This CEO position is expected to provide entrepreneurial leadership to the organization. The CEO will work with the board of directors as well as select the CIO and COO. Employment Page.
Winter 2015 Edition of PESPWire Now Available
February 11, 2015. The quarterly e-bulletin of EPA's Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program (PESPWire) is now available for download. This issue covers newly discovered bed bug pheromone trap, rodent bio-monitoring information, “yardscaping” tips, upcoming EPA School IPM Webinars and upcoming events. IPM for managing ticks and pigeons, EPA awards for school IPM, upcoming events. More.
Fruit IPM Specialist Wanted
February 5, 2015. The Agriculture Development Branch of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs in Simcoe, ON is seeking a pome fruit IPM specialist for a 10-month , temporary appointment. This position will be aiding the department in developing new programs to strengthen Ontario's horticulture sector , economically and environmentally. Deadline for application is February 27, 2015. Employment Page.
“The Western Front” February 2015 Edition
February 4, 2015. The Western Region IPM Center's monthly newsletter, “The Western Front”, February 2015 edition , is now available. Featured items include, Asian Citrus Psylid updates, a new resource to identify herbicide damage to plants and news from the upcoming IPM Symposium in Utah. This publication is available by free email subscription or by visiting the Western IPM Center's website .
IPM Videos for Schools
February 26, 2015. Videos covering pest prevention, inspecting and monitoring for pests, IPM for ants, cockroaches, gophers, turfgrass weed s, are now available on YouTube . The CA Department of pesticide Regulation produced the videos and is seeking feedback on the videos. More.
Tree Fruit IPM Specialist Wanted
February 24, 2015. The Agriculture Development Branch of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs in Simcoe, ON is seeking a pome fruit IPM specialist for a permanent appointment. This position will be aiding the department in developing new programs to strengthen Ontario's horticulture sector , economically and environmentally. Deadline for application is March 16, 2015. Employment Page.
IPM Institute Now Hiring!
February 23, 2015. The IPM Institute of North America Inc., located in the heart of downtown Madison, WI., is now hiring for a new software engineer position and an office manager. The IPM Institute offers competitive wage and benefit packages including paid holidays/time off and health insurance to all full time employees. Employment Page.
USDA NIFA Webinar Opportunity
February 23, 2015. The NIFA office of Grants and Financial Management will hold two webinars to present information about the Centers for Excellence provision of the 2014 Farm Bill. No pre-registration is required. More.
Register Now! Fourth IAQ Master Class Webinar – IAQ & Energy Efficiency
February 20, 2015. School Health and Indoor Environments Leadership Development (SHIELDs), an EPA organization, is leading the fourth 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 fourth of ten in the series will addresses, “Indoor Air Quality Plus Energy Efficiency: A Formula for Saving Money While Protecting Health”. The free webinar requires pre registration online before the class date March 12, 2015, 1-2pm EST. Attendance at the first or second webinars is not required to attend the second. More.
Calling all Brassica Crop Farmers – Take Part in Survey
February 20, 2015. Researchers at University of Vermont are surveying growers to assess knowledge of and willingness to try IPM methods of preventing damage from the Swede midge on Brassica crops including, cabbage, broccoli, mustard and rapeseed. The survey will take from 5-10 minutes, and will help researchers determine what areas knowledge is needed in related to this crop pest. More.
33rd Annual National Pesticide Forum
February 16, 2015. The 2015 National Pesticide Forum will be held in Orlando, FL, at the Florida A&M University College of Law, April 17-18, 2015. The event titled, Agricultural Justice, Age of Organics and Alligators requires pre-registration . More.
2015 IPM Symposium - Last Call for Posters
February 12, 2015. The final deadline for poster abstract submissions to the 8 th International IPM Symposium in Salt Lake City, UT, is Tomorrow, February 13, 2015. Poster sessions will be organized into six umbrella topics, and will be held March 24 & 25 5.30-7.00pm at the symposium. Details on abstract submission as well as poster guidelines are now available online. Registration for the symposium is open until the day of the event, March 23-26, 2015. More.
Hiring for Treefruit Industry Specialist
February 6, 2015. The Ministry of Agriculture, Canada's Sector Development Branch/Business Development Division is hiring for a treefruit and grapes industry specialist to work in Kelowna or Oliver. Seeking candidate with experience in business in British Colombia to provide strategic technical advice to the ministry. Candidates must have a minimum of one year experience working in treefruit and grape industries. More.