2015 Excellence in IPM Award from NY State IPM
March 26, 2015. Allison Taisey is awarded with the 2015 Excellence in IPM Award from the New York State IPM Program at Cornell University for outstanding leadership in classroom outreach on IPM Topics. Taisey leads NYS IPM's “What's Bugging You” and “FAQs for Bed Bugs” programs which have claimed great success. More.
IPM Institute Now Hiring!
March 24 , 2015. The IPM Institute of North America Inc., located in the heart of downtown Madison, WI., is now hiring for 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.
Report on Impact of Oregon School IPM Law
March 20, 2015. In 2012, Oregon implemented a law emphasizing use of prevention, non-chemical methods of pest control for school and childcare centers. Three years later, the Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides released a special report, reflecting on the changes that this law has already resulted in. The report titled, “Oregon Schools are Reducing Pesticides!, An Analysis of Integrated Pest Management Legislation”, provides insight into the impacts which can already be seen across the state, and recommendations for policy makers going forward. More.
Northeastern IPM Center 2015 Grant Recipients Announced
March 18, 2015. Through USDA NIFA Funds, the Northeastern IPM Center has awarded over $43,000 for three communications projects, $140,000 to five working groups and $216,000 to five regional research projects. The full lists of grant applicants and project descriptions are available on the Northeastern IPM Center's website. More.
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.
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.
New EPA Indoor Air Quality Webinar for Smart, Sensible Pest Management in Schools: Thursday, April 16
March 27, 2015. The latest installment in the Indoor Air Quality webinar series is now open for registration. Entitled "Smart, Sensible Pest Management in Your School," it will take place on Thursday April 16 from 1-2 PM EDT and is presented by the EPA and the School Health and Indoor Environments Leadership Development (SHIELD) Network. Learn tips for improving asthma and health outcomes, managing pests through proven least-risk methods, and establishing or improving an IPM plan for your school. Register.
Spring Edition of PA IPM School IPM Newsletter Published
March 23, 2015. The spring edition of Penn State Extension's School IPM Newsletter has been published. This issue covers common spring pests, animals in schools and the associated health considerations, and the EPA's new Safer Choice product label. More.
EPA Sponsoring 2-Day Essentials for Healthy Homes Practitioners Course in Dover on April 14-15
March 19, 2015. Taught by the National Center for Healthy Housing, this course will focus on the connection between health and housing. Attendees will learn techniques on taking a holistic approach to identify and resolve problems that threaten the health and well-being of residents. In addition, they will practice collaboration methods to make healthy homes a reality in their community. More.
2015 Healthy Schools Hero Announced
March 18, 2015. In commemoration of the 1937 TX School Explosion , every March 18, Ellie Goldberg of Healthy-Kids.info names a Healthy Kids Hero who exhibits excellence in school safety. Gregg Smith of Salt Lake City Schools Facility Services is named as the 2015 Healthy Kids Hero for his outstanding dedication to building safer schools. More.
“The Western Front” March 2015 Edition
March 9, 2015. The Western Region IPM Center's monthly newsletter, “The Western Front”, March 2015 edition, is now available. This month the Adoption and Impact Report for Reducing Pesticide Use in the West is featured. This resource is the first section of a series of special publications dedicated to studying the impacts of IPM implementation across the Western United States. The Western Front 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.
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.