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Month: March 2017

Southern Region IPM Center March News Published

Southern Region IPM News posts a collection of headlines from news sources throughout the Southern Region. Some of the news provided may also be national, such as notices about upcoming EPA or NIFA webinars or national events that affect our region. In the 03/22/2017 edition: •Variety screening identifies potatoes with resistance to zebra chip disease… Read more »

USDA Announces $6 Million to Aid Fire-Affected Farmers and Ranchers in Midwest

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is announcing the availability of more than $6 million in funding to implement practices that will help private farmers, ranchers and forest landowners affected by the wildfires blazing in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. The funding, made available by the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) through the Environmental Quality… Read more »

New Resources from the National Pesticide Information Center

Poison Prevention Week is this week! Click here for more information Over 170 contacts have been added to the list of NPIC Vector Control Agencies across the nation! New Videos English: Can Pesticides Be Poured into Smaller Containers? Spanish: ¿Se pueden verter los pesticidas en un recipiente mas pequeno? Should I Use Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth (DE) to Kill… Read more »

AAFC-Pest Management Centre-2016 Annual Newsletter Published

The 2016 Year-in-Review from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s (AAFC) Pest Management Centre (PMC) has been published. In this newsletter you will find articles that highlight some areas of focus in 2016: •Using beneficial insects to help farmers deal with aphids; •Protecting brassica crops from insect damage with insect netting; •Minor use trials on new crops… Read more »

Midwest Grows Green Kickoff Event

The Northwest Cook County Sierra Club is hosting a fun and interactive event where the Midwest Pesticide Action Center will present information about natural, pesticide free lawn and garden care. This event will use interactive games to help homeowners critically assess their lawn management strategies from a product-based approach to a more systemic approach of natural… Read more »

USDA Announces $12.1 Million to Support Crop Protection and Pest Management

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced $12.1 million in available funding through the Crop Protection and Pest Management (CPPM) Competitive Grants Program. The CPPM program supports research and extension projects that address critical state, regional, and national integrated pest management (IPM) needs, ensure food security, and… Read more »

USDA Announces $15 Million Available to Protect and Enhance Agricultural Wetlands

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has made up to $15 million available for conservation partnerships that provide technical and financial assistance for on-farm wetland conservation in fiscal year (FY) 2017. These funds are made available through the Natural Resource Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Wetland Reserve Enhancement Partnership (WREP), a key component of the Agricultural Conservation… Read more »

Spring School IPM Two-Day Training Workshops

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has announced their Spring School IPM Two-Day Training workshop dates and locations. Seating is limited. To register for one of these courses visit the conference services website here or call 979-845-2604. Keyword: School IPM Class time is 8:30 am to 5:00 pm with an hour for lunch. Advanced Cost: $210 for both days,… Read more »