IPM Institute's 2013-14 Annual Report Now Available
May 14, 2015. The IPM Institute's annual report to our Board of Directors for 2013-2014 is now available online. It details the progress, funding, publications and objectives for our organization's various projects and collaborations. Read it here. (PDF)
CA Department of Pesticide Regulation Seeks Senior Environmental Scientist for School & Child Care IPM Program
May 14, 2015. The California Department of Pesticide Regulation's Pest Management and Licensing Branch (PML) is seeking a Senior Environmental Scientist for its School and Child Care IPM Program. This position will work with California public school districts and child care centers to create and implement integrated pest management (IPM) programs, comply with the Healthy Schools Act and other pesticide use requirements, and maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for children. Applications are due May 26, 2015. More.
New School & Home IPM Newsletter from the University of Arizona
May 12, 2015. The May 2015 edition of the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension's School & Home IPM Newsletter is now out. Learn about the emergence of Ficus Whiteflies as a community pest, a new desert pest handbook, a new bed bug research survey and more. More. (PDF)
Upcoming EPA Webinar: "IAQ and Health: Managing Asthma for Improved Health and Academic Outcomes"
May 11, 2015. Tackle asthma in schools head-on! Join IAQ experts on Thursday, May 14, 2015, from 1:00–2:30 p.m. EDT as they discuss the importance of addressing indoor environmental asthma triggers and incorporating a comprehensive asthma management plan in schools. Register.
EPA's Webinar on "Smart, Sensible, Sustainable Pest Management for your School" Now Available to Stream
May 8, 2015. The EPA's recent School IPM webinar, produced in part by the IPM Institute, is now available for on-demand streaming. In this webinar you can learn how to improve asthma and health outcomes, as well as increase attendance, by implementing smart, sensible and sustainable approaches to pest management. Speakers Tracy Enger, Scott Behner, and Dr. Thomas Green advise on proven strategies to inspect and monitor for pests, and on how to determine the best approach to treatment if pests are found. More.
New IPM Video Series for Apple Growers
May 5, 2015. The New England Apple Association has produced a three-part video series on IPM in the apple orchard. This engaging series explains aspects of IPM and makes it accessible to a wider audience. Check it out here.
Pollinators Are Center Stage in April 2015 Edition of Northeastern IPM Center Newsletter
April 24, 2015. The April 2015 edition of IPM Insights is now available and is devoted entiredly to pollinator health and pollinator friendly IPM strategies. This issue is available as a downloadable newsletter in PDF or iBook format, designed for Ipad. More.
PA Extension's Spring 2015 IPM Newsletter Now Available
April 21, 2015. Penn State Extension's IPM Newsletter's spring edition is now available online. Topics include a new vegetable grower IPM manual focusing on biocontrol, green cleaning, a new online resource for fighting the Asian Longhorned Beetle, and more. Read it here.
Bed Bug World Domination: The Story So Far
April 17, 2015. A new book by Brooke Borel from the University of Chicago Press tells the fascinating story of the lovable arthropod that has stealthily crept into so many of our bedrooms (and so many of our hearts): the bed bug. Infested: How the Bed Bug Infiltrated Our Bedrooms and Took Over the World reviews the biological and cultural history of bed bugs and examines their astounding adaptability. Read NPR's feature on the book here.
University of California Seeks Director for Statewide IPM Program
May 11, 2015. University of California's Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UCANR) is seeking a Director for the statewide IPM Program (also known as UC IPM). The UC IPM Director leads the UC Statewide IPM program, headquartered in UC ANR in Davis, in its mission to support the development and implementation of research and extension programs that increase the knowledge, and utilization, of integrated pest management systems for California. The Director works with stakeholders from agricultural, urban and natural resource settings to identify and address priorities for research, and extension based education. The closing date for applications is June 21, 2015. More. (PDF)
Seeking Full-Time Project Team Member, Sustainable Food Group
May 5, 2015. The IPM Institute is seeking a full-time Project Team Member for support in improving sustainability in agriculture and communities through Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Responsibilities include contributing to the development and operation of sustainability programs for national food companies and their supply chains. Flexible schedule, 36 - 40 hours per week, hourly compensation commensurate with skills and experience. Benefits include paid vacation and retirement plan. Located in downtown Madison, on bus routes. More.
NYSIPM Community IPM Mini-Grants Program Request for Projects Announced
May 5, 2015. New York State IPM's Community IPM Mini-Grants Program has changed the eligibility and deadline for their 2015 Request for Projects. Cornell campus-based faculty and staff, and regional staff, may apply. All others, including county-based Cooperative Extension educators, faculty and staff of other educational institutions, private consultants, pest management professionals and members of private organizations interested in initiating, developing, evaluating, or demonstrating the feasibility of IPM methods, must have their eligibility pre-approved. The deadline for proposals is May 29, 2015 at 5:00 PM. More.
Arthropod Vector Biology Faculty Position Available at UMaine
May 4, 2015. The School of Biology and Ecology at UMaine is seeking candidates for a full-time, 9 month tenure-track assistant professor position in Arthropod Vector Biology. This is one of four new faculty hires related to the University of Maine's new academic initiative focused on climate change's impact on animal, plant and human health. Applications will be accepted beginning June 1, 2015, and review of applications begins August 15, 2015. More.
Hungry Pests Invade Middle School!
April 28, 2015. The USDA has released a new free National Standards-based curriculum for grades 6-8. Hungry Pests Invade Middle School focuses on invasive species that are destroying our parks, forests, and crops. Four fun and exciting lessons are designed for easy implementation in Middle School classrooms to deepen student knowledge of invasive species through close reading of relevant texts, team research projects, interactive mapping activities, and classroom reflection. More.
Utah Pest Spring Newsletter Now Online
April 27, 2015. The latest edition of UTAH PESTS News, the quarterly newsletter of the Utah Plant Pest Diagnostic Laboratory and USU Extension, is now available online. Topics in this issue include: pitch moths on pine, emerald ash borer biocontrol, raptors on farmland, compost and mulching gardens, lilac decline, and
Reducing Chemical Accidents in Schools: A New Report from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
April 20, 2015. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry collaborated with the Interstate Chemical Threats Workgroup (ICTW) to sponsor a series of webinars on reducing exposures to pesticides, mercury, cleaning products, and science lab chemicals in schools. Their goal was to deepen their understanding of the factors that influence school-related chemical incidents and to identify methods to reduce their occurrence. Their findings are now available in a new report here.
New Bed Bug IPM Webinar for Primary Care Healthcare Providers
April 15, 2015. A new bed bug IPM webinar for health care professionals is now available online. The Pennsylvania IPM Program (PA IPM) and the National Nursing Centers Consortium (NNCC) partnered to create “Bed Bugs: A Healthy Homes and Integrated Pest Management Perspective for Primary Care Providers”. Targeted to nurses as well as other medical professionals, the webinar is eligible for one prescribed Continuing Medical Education credit (CME) through the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Watch it here.