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Month: August 2016

Upcoming EPA Webinar: Protecting Students from Mosquitoes & Zika Virus at School

Mosquito-borne diseases have been responsible for suffering throughout history. Today, the diseases they transmit in the United States and its territories, including Zika virus, Dengue, chikungunya virus, and several forms of encephalitis, are continuing threats. As the first local transmissions of Zika have been reported in Florida, health officials nationwide have been preparing for the arrival… Read more »


NIFA Biological Science Specialist Positions Available

Biological Science Specialist Positions are available with the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). NIFA is the Federal component of a nationwide extramural research, educational, and outreach system which supports the global, science-based agricultural enterprise and accomplishes its missions in partnership with land-grant universities and other academic and scientific organizations. To learn more about… Read more »


Graduate Research Assistantships, Post-Doc Position Available at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Several job opportunities are currently available for graduate students and post-doctoral researchers interested in cover crops. M.S. and Ph.D. research assistantships are available in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln for students interested in specialty crops. Graduate research assistants will work as part of Dr. Sam Wortman’s research… Read more »


Oak Wilt Detected on Long Island

New York State’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Department of Agriculture and Markets (DAM) recently announced that oak wilt has been detected in the Central Islip area of the town of Islip, Suffolk County on Long Island in New York. The disease was identified by the Cornell University Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic after samples… Read more »


New Translations of EPA’s “Read the Label First” Factsheets Now Available

EPA’s “Read the Label First” fact sheets are now available in six new languages: Korean, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese and Chinese (simplified and traditional).  The “Read the Label First” factsheets are a series of brochures that aim to promote safe pesticide use and hazard reduction for kids, pets, the garden and the household.  They provide… Read more »


IPM Institute Seeks Audit Coordinator for Sustainable Food Group

A full-time Audit Coordinator position is now available with the IPM Institute! This position will be responsible for completing remote audits of fresh produce and floral supply chains adopting field-level sustainable agriculture practices throughout North and South America. This is an opportunity to support growers around the world as they improve their sustainability performance while… Read more »


We’ve Moved!

Just when you thought it was safe to send us a letter, the IPM Institute has changed locations!  We’re now situated just alongside the Capital City trail on the east side of Madison, in the Willy Street neighborhood.  Please update your contact information with our new address: The IPM Institute of North America 211 S…. Read more »


$36.5 Million Announced for Specialty Crop Research and Extension Investments

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced 19 grants totaling $36.5 million for research and extension to support American farmers growing fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture and nursery crops including floriculture. The grants are funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Specialty Crop Research… Read more »