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Month: April 2017

9th International IPM Symposium Session Proposals Accepted through May 3rd

Concurrent session proposals will be accepted through next Wednesday, May 3. Submissions received by that date will be forwarded to the Symposium Program Committee for full consideration. Thank you to those of you who have already made a submission. The 9th International IPM Symposium will be held March 19-22, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Symposium… Read more »


RFA for New iPiPE Crop-Pest Programs Available

Food security is best served by a national infrastructure of private and public professionals who routinely monitor crop health and pest incidence then translate this knowledge to a shared platform enabling rapid dissemination of mitigation measures to limit crop loss. The iPiPE CAP, funded by a 2015 USDA AFRI 5-yr $7 million grant, provides such… Read more »


Celebrate Asthma Awareness Month—Take Action in Your School Community!

May is Asthma Awareness Month (AAM)—the perfect time to raise awareness and take action in your school community. Each May, thousands of organizations across the U.S. join together for AAM to increase public awareness and improve the lives of children and families with asthma. Be part of this national effort to get asthma under control… Read more »


Press Release for Ninth International IPM Symposium Awards

The IPM Achievement Awards recognize practitioners who have made outstanding achievements in IPM adoption, implementation, and program maintenance. In 2002, the USDA, along with its stakeholders, developed a national roadmap for IPM, which was revised in 2013. This roadmap has provided direction for practitioners who specialize in IPM for research, implementation of new technology, and… Read more »


A Model for Effective, Reduced-Cost Bed Bug Monitoring

While the common bed bug (Cimex lectularius) can target all varieties of human habitats, it is a significant concern in settings such as multi-unit, low-income housing, especially those for the elderly or disabled, where the pest can spread easily and resources for management of the pest are often limited. However, a new study published in… Read more »


Spotted-wing Drosophila Canadian Webinar Series – Highlights

The Pest Management Centre (PMC) at Agriculture and Agri-Food (AAFC) Canada has new information available on its website regarding the topics presented at a Spotted-wing Drosophila Canadian Webinar series held during the winter months of 2016-17. The series included four sessions highlighting updates on research and extension activities across Canada and management gaps. The webinars… Read more »


9th International IPM Symposium – Session Proposal Deadline Approaching

The deadline for submitting a proposal for a concurrent session is next Monday, April 24. This is your opportunity to develop a proposal for a session on your favorite topic, and to educate, engage and learn from attendees from around the world. For this event, your program committee especially encourages proposals that address our theme,… Read more »


April 2017 Issue of IPM Insights Published

The April 2017 issue of the Northeastern IPM Center’s newsletter IPM Insights is now available to view and download here. In this month’s edition you can find the following articles: Beyond Agriculture: The Whole Farm Approach to Pests Change can be rapid or slow in forming, requiring years of stimuli, until one day something clicks,… Read more »


School IPM Coordinator workshops by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension is pleased to announce two fall training dates and locations, plus a couple of single day workshops for Overton in May and Amarillo in September. Location: East TX Area Date: May 24, 2017 Registration Deadline: May 19, 2017 Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1710 FM 3053 N, Overton, TX… Read more »


USDA NIFA Announces Alfalfa and Forage Research Program (AFRP)

Current Closing Date for Applications: May 01, 2017 Estimated Total Program Funding: $1,900,000 Award Ceiling: $250,000 Alfalfa and Forage Research Program (AFRP) will support the development of improved alfalfa forage and seed production systems. Proposals submitted to AFRP should address one or more of the following priorities: (1) Improving alfalfa forage and seed yield through… Read more »