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Month: June 2016

Job Opportunity: Outreach Specialist, Pesticide Safety Education Program

The Pesticide Safety Education Program is seeking candidates for an open Outreach Specialist position.  The Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) is a 100% self-supporting program based at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Both federal (U.S. EPA) and state (IL. Dept. of Agriculture) regulations mandate that educational opportunities be provided for the certification of commercial and private… Read more »


Announcing the new IPM Institute Website!

The time has finally come to overhaul the old IPM Institute of North America website. With the change comes a reorganization of content and the removal of older, irrelevant features. The majority of important content has been accounted for in the new website, but if you can’t seem to find something, please send us an email describing… Read more »


IPM Institute Seeks Project Team Member for Sustainable Food Group

A full-time project team member position is now available with the IPM Institute! This position will contribute to the development and operation of sustainability programs for national food companies and their supply chains. The individual in this position will work with the project team, producers, retail managers and project scientists in standards research, development, implementation… Read more »


OECD Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation 2016 Report Now Available

The Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation 2016 report is now available from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).  This annual publication provides information on policy developments and related support to agriculture in OECD countries and selected partner economies, measured with the OECD Producer Support Estimate methodology. Countries covered by the report represent almost… Read more »


New Guide to IPM for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug in Orchard Crops

The Stop BMSB team has produced a new guidance document for orchard growers faced with controlling brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB). With funding from USDA’s Specialty Crop Research Initiative, Stop BMSB seeks research solutions to help growers manage this invasive and troublesome pest. This guidance document, authored by the BMSB SCRI CAP Orchard Crop Commodity… Read more »


Upcoming Webinar on How to Comply with HUD’s Bed Bug Regulations

Bed bug infestations have become a serious problem in housing throughout the country, and public housing subject to government regulations is no exception.  The online publication Assisted Housing Alert is hosting a webinar on how to comply with bed bug guidelines and regulations under the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Entitled “How to… Read more »


NIFA Seeks Research Topics from Commodity Boards for FY 2017 AFRI Program

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is reaching out to eligible national and state commodity boards, and marketing orders to propose topics for research under its FY2017 Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) competitive grants program, made possible through the 2014 Farm Bill. Eligible commodity boards are those which address an agricultural commodity… Read more »