Project Assistant Position Available with IPM Institute
May 22, 2013. The IPM Institute of North America is looking for a project assistant to add to our staff. Current projects include promotion of IPM concepts, sustainable agriculture, pesticide risk assessment, IPM evaluation and certification. Duties include phone reception, website maintenance, coordinating communications with partners and participants, and general clerical and administrative support. Flexible schedule, 30 or more hours per week. More.
May Healthy Colorado Schools Newsletter Available
May 14, 2013. The May 2013 edition of Healthy Colorado Schools is available as a PDF. Articles include: Thwarting Nuisance Pests, Welcome Colorado Springs School District 11, What Causes Mystery Bites and Itches, Summertime Means Deep Cleaning: Why Go Green, The IPM Wisdom of Matt Smidt, and Weed of the Month: Common Purslane. More.
University of Arizona May School IPM Newsletter
May 3, 2013. The May 2013 issue of the University of Arizona School IPM newsletter is now available online. Article topics include: IPM Mosquito Management—Fight the Bite, Promote Bed Bug Awareness, Protecting Predators from Rodenticides, Environmental Education News and Reports, National Kids to Parks Day, and Upcoming Webinars and Events. More.
National Healthy Schools Day is April 30, 2013
April 30, 2013. For eleven years advocates have promoted National Healthy Schools Day activities nationwide. Whether you are at the beginning stages of investigating school environments or have an established Indoor Air/Environmental Quality program, consider hosting a local activity that educates others and celebrates your school's successes. National Healthy Schools Day is coordinated by Healthy Schools Network in cooperation with US EPA and promotes the use of EPA's IAQ Tools for Schools guidance as well as other EPA environmental health guidelines and programs for schools and children's health. More.
AAIE Adjuvant Workshop
April 29, 2013. The Association of Applied IPM Ecologists (AAIE) is hosting an adjuvant workshop on May 11, 2013 from 9:30-2:00 in Madera, California. The speaker will be Dr. Jerzy Zabkiewicz, an analytical chemist for Plant Protection Chemistry in New Zealand. Cost is $35 for AAIE members and $45 for non-members. More.
April School IPM 2015 eNewsletter Now Available
April 23, 2013. The April issue of the School IPM 2015 eNewsletter is now available. This issue includes the following articles: Canada Geese go to School, Thwarting Nuisance Pests, Don't Let Bats Move Into Your School, and Get Involved in National Healthy Schools Day. More.
FMC Seeking Research Entomologist
April 19, 2013. FMC, a chemical company located in Sparks, Georgia, is recruiting for a research entomologist. The successful candidate will be responsible for working with a team of scientists to design, conduct and interpret biology whole organism research with novel insecticide technologies in the field, greenhouse and laboratory. This work is focused on biological and biochemical testing to support the registration of agricultural and consumer products. More.
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NOFA Summer Conference Workshops Announced
May 20, 2013. The Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) summer conference workshops will take place August 9-11, 2013 in Amherst, Massachusetts. The workshop list includes eight specialized tracks: Beginning Farmer, Community Supported Agriculture, Grazing, Nutrient Density, Organic Land Care Track, Permaculture, Cooperatives, Winter Growing and Season Extension. Conference registration is now open, with early bird rates through July 9. More.
Spring Edition of PA IPM News Available Online
May 9, 2013. The spring 2013 edition of PA IPM News is available online as a PDF. Articles include: Trainings in Spanish for Mushroom Growers, Uninvited Guests: Spring Insect Pests, Spring Cleaning with an IPM Eye, Penn State Bug Camp for Kids, Growing Produce IPM Videos, and more.
Rutgers University Produces Bed Bug Video Series
May 3, 2013. Scientists are sharing their cutting-edge knowledge in the battle against bed bugs in multifamily housing in a series of videos produced by Rutgers University. Bed Bugs and Integrated Pest Management is a seven minute overview of the biology, behavior, and control options of bed bugs. Bed Bug Management for Professionals is a 40 minute video detailing how a PMP conducts a bed bug service. More.
CropLife America Hosting 2013 National Policy Conference
May 3, 2013. This year's National Policy Conference “Throwing Caution to the Wind? Charting the Course of Global Agricultural Policy” will bring together leading experts, academics and politicos to discuss issues facing modern agriculture. The conference is scheduled for May 22, 2013 at the Newseum in Washington, DC. Registration is free. More.
Banding Herbicides in Carrot Production Factsheet
April 30, 2013. A new factsheet within the Sustainable Crop Protection series from the Pest Management Centre's Pesticide Risk Reduction Program is now available. The factsheet, Banding Herbicides in Carrot Production: Small Spray with Big Benefits, discusses herbicide banding, which consists of spraying the herbicide in a band directly over the crop row as opposed to making a broadcast application. This can reduce pesticide use while improving the economic bottom line for carrot producers. More.
Project Assistant Position Available with IPM Institute
April 29, 2013. The IPM Institute of North America is looking for a supply chain sustainability project assistant to add to our staff. Duties include supporting the project coordinator in standards development and testing with producers, retail managers and project scientists; training; communications; and project evaluation and reporting. Ideal candidate will have experience in and demonstrated commitment to sustainable agriculture. Flexible schedule, 36 to 40 hours per week. More.
Spring Issue of PESPWire Now Available
April 22, 2013. The Spring 2013 issue of PESPWire is available online. Articles include: Happy Earth Day, National Healthy Schools Day, European and Africanized Honey Bees, Almond Board of California, Watch for Ticks, EPA/USDA Pollinator Summit, and more. Download online.
IPM Institute Seeking Pest Scout Project Assistant
April 18, 2013. The IPM Institute of North America is looking for a tree fruit pest scout project assistant to add to our staff. Duties include providing pest scouting support to tree fruit producers, participation in IPM training opportunities, and coordinating communications with partners and participants. Position requires frequent travel throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin during the growing season. Flexible schedule, 30 to 36 hours per week, hourly compensation ranging from $11-12. More.
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