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Month: May 2016

OSU Seeks Professor of Practice / Horticultural Crops Research and Registration Specialist

The Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University is seeking outstanding candidates for a full-time position that will provide leadership for a nationally recognized research and outreach program that supports the pesticide registration needs of agriculture in the state. This position serves as the National Interregional Research Project #4 (IR-4) Field Center Director for Oregon-working… Read more »


Call for Nominations for CA DPR’s 2016 IPM Achievement Award

Are you aware of a group that’s using reduced-risk pest management practices and taking a leadership role to promote these practices? The California State Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) is now accepting nominations for its new 2016 IPM Achievement Award. The awards are presented to groups, organizations, schools, or companies that develop and share their… Read more »


FY 2016 AFRI Foundational Program Request for Applications (RFA) Released

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced the release of the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Foundational Program’s Request for Applications (RFA).  The AFRI Foundational Program is offered to support grants in the six AFRI priority areas to continue building a foundation of knowledge critical for solving current and future societal… Read more »


New Texas A&M Guide to Managing Turfgrass Pests Now Available

Homeowners and professional turfgrass managers now have a new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service publication available to help them when selecting herbicides, insecticides and fungicides to control common turfgrass pests.  Weed, Insect, and Disease Control in Turfgrass was authored by AgriLife Extension turfgrass specialists Dr. Casey Reynolds, College Station; Dr. Matt Elmore, Dallas; and Dr…. Read more »


June 2016 is National Healthy Homes Month

This June, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH) is launching a campaign to educate the public about the importance of healthy homes with the theme of “Everyone Deserves a Healthy Home.” National Healthy Homes Month (NHHM) is an outreach campaign designed to create… Read more »