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Month: June 2017

New Approach to Asthma and IAQ Management Webinar Now On-Demand

This webinar highlights new approaches to school IAQ management and reducing asthma triggers. Use these approaches to— Develop a value proposition for your program. Present a compelling business case to school administrators. Gain buy-in and funding for initiatives. Get results! Improve the health of school occupants and save your program money in the long run…. Read more »


USDA Announces Summer EBT Grants; Includes New States, Rural Communities

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the award of $31.5 million in Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer for Children (Summer EBT) Grants to explore ways to alleviate hunger among low-income children during the summer, including new projects in Texas and Tennessee. Rigorous evaluations of continuing projects have found that Summer EBT can significantly reduce… Read more »


Special Issue of Crop Protection Focuses on PURE Results

A special issue entitled ‘Pesticide use and risk reduction with IPM’ of the international journal Crop Protection has recently been published. The special issue is the fruit of the research collaboration conducted within the European Union’s PURE project (Pesticide Use and-risk Reduction in European farming systems with Integrated Pest Management), coordinated by Françoise Lescourret, a… Read more »


NIFA Announces $4.3 Million for Higher Education Support

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced 20 grants totaling $4.3 million to help higher education institutions teach the next generation of food and agricultural science professionals. The grants are funded through NIFA’s Higher Education Challenge (HEC) Grants Program. “NIFA invests in the development of future agricultural… Read more »


New Resources Released for National Pollinator Week

How can growers help bees and ensure they get reliable pollination for their crops? That question is being addressed by the Integrated Crop Pollination Project, which is celebrating National Pollinator Week, June 19-25, by highlighting new training videos, crop pollination fact sheets and series of recorded webinars that are available for farmers. The Integrated Crop… Read more »


NIFA Seeking Nominations for Partnership Awards

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) recognizes there are many outstanding contributions that our partners in the Land-Grant Universities and other cooperating institutions and organizations have achieved. To recognize these achievements, the Partnership Awards Program was established in 2007. NIFA invites all Land-Grant Universities and cooperating institutions and organizations supported by NIFA to… Read more »


New Funding Opportunities From the USDA

National Training and Development Initiative for Foster/Adoptive Parents (HHS). Department of Health and Human Services announces funds to develop a state-of-the-art foster/adoptive parent training program to include intensive preparation and development components that reflect the capacities required of successful foster/adoptive parents. Deadline: July 10, 2017. Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative – Specialized Supportive Services (HHS). Department of… Read more »


Reminder: IPM Achievement Awards Nominations Deadline is June 30

Don’t miss your chance to make a nomination for the IPM Achievement Awards. Deadline is June 30, 2017. These awards recognize practitioners, groups, and students who have made outstanding achievements in IPM adoption, implementation, and program maintenance. There are four award categories: • Lifetime Achievement • IPM Practitioner • IPM Team/Group • Graduate Student (New… Read more »


EPA Update: Test Guideline Methods for Bed Bug Pesticide Products Now Available

EPA’s final test guidelines, 810.3900 – Laboratory Product Performance Testing Methods for Bed Bug Pesticide Products, provides recommendations for the design and execution of laboratory studies to evaluate the performance of pesticide products intended to be effective against bed bugs. The guidance also includes directions for data reporting. This guidance applies to products to be… Read more »