In this issue read about a webinar this week regarding Western IPM Center grants, the newly released and updated National IPM Roadmap, how western cities are vying to host USDA programs and funding news. Find the new issue here.
A study published in the November issue of Science investigated the mechanisms by which neonicotinoids impair bee colony growth. Researchers used an innovative robotic platform for real-time monitoring of worker bumblebee behavior to assess the impacts of field-realistic levels of imidacloprid, a common neonicotinoid. Neonicotinoids disrupted worker behavior in the nests, impairing nursing and caretaking… Read more »
The FFAR Fellowship Program was established to prepare students for leadership in food and agriculture, and to provide professional guidance and mentorship for graduate students looking for a career in the agriculture and life sciences industry. Over the course of the three-year program, an industry leader will sponsor a PhD student to develop them as… Read more »
USDA-NIFA is currently inviting online comments about ideas on what the top research, education, and extension priorities should be for NIFA. They have a simple online survey you can fill out in a few minutes to provide your input here.
The Pesticide Risk Tool (PRT), an online tool operated by IPM Institute to assess the potential risks of pesticide applications to non-target organisms including people and pollinators, was recently accepted as an affiliated project of the UN’s 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production. PRT is now included in the global database of… Read more »