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Month: November 2016

PERC Releases Worker Protection Standard Manual for Trainers of Agricultural Workers & Pesticide Handlers

The Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC) in conjunction with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proud to announce the publication of the highly anticipated resource, National Worker Protection Standard: A Manual for Trainers of Agricultural Workers and Pesticide Handlers. The purpose of this manual is to provide guidance for training agricultural workers and pesticide… Read more »

Upcoming EPA Webinar on School IPM for Cockroaches

Join the US EPA on Tuesday, December 13 for a webinar on combating cockroaches in schools. Wherever there is food and water, cockroaches will thrive. Cockroaches hide in cracks, crawl spaces, cardboard boxes, between walls, in appliances and in false bottoms of cupboards. They inhabit school kitchens, cafeterias and break rooms and eagerly wait for school… Read more »

USDA Awards $9.4 Million for Safer, More Effective Pest Management

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has awarded $9.4 million to support 25 research and outreach projects that will help mitigate pests, weeds and diseases on farms and in communities. The awards are made through NIFA’s Crop Protection and Pest Management Program (CPPM) and Integrated Pest Management (IPM)… Read more »

Upcoming EPA Webinar on Creating a School IPM Program, with Dr. Thomas Green of the IPM Institute

Join the EPA, Dr. Thomas Green and School IPM experts Raul Rivas and Francine Locke on November 15th for a 90-minute webinar on developing a comprehensive Integrated Pest Management program for your school.  Like people, pests need food, water, and shelter to survive.  IPM removes these, controls existing infestations and reduces future invasions. Districts with… Read more »