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Month: July 2017

Update from the Pesticide Risk Reduction Program of AAFC’s PMC

The Pesticide Risk Reduction Program has posted a wrap-up of the Greenhouse floriculture strategy. All strategies are listed here. A new crop profile for Field Pea is available free to download from the Government of Canada Publications web site or through the Crop profile webpage. Links to the most up-to-date versions of all available Crop… Read more »


USDA Invests $15.7 Million for Research to Improve Livestock and Aquaculture

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced 40 grants totaling more than $15.7 million for agricultural research on the production of beef, dairy, poultry, pork, and fish that people consume every day. The funding is made possible through NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), authorized by… Read more »


July 2017 Issue of IPM Insights now Available as a Downloadable PDF

In this month’s issue you will find articles such as: How to Tell Pests to Stay Away Exclusion, or prevention–it’s a fundamental principle of IPM, but why does it matter and how does one do it? Preventing Deer from Becoming Pests Experts are using IPM techniques to prevent deer from destroying ecosystems. Exclusion: The Case of SWD Exclusion… Read more »


USDA Opens More Land for Emergency Haying and Grazing

On July 20th, 2017, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is authorizing the use of additional Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) lands for emergency grazing and haying in and around portions of Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota affected by severe drought. USDA is adding the ability for farmers and… Read more »


USDA Announces $15.1 Million for Research on Renewable Energy, Biobased Products, and Agroecosystems

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced 34 grants totaling $15.1 million for research on agricultural systems and production of biomaterials and fuels, socioeconomic implications and public policy challenges of bioenergy and bioproducts market development and expansion, understanding nutrient cycling in agricultural systems, and the management of… Read more »


Updated Chickpea, Lentil & Potato Crop Profiles Available

New crop profiles for Chickpea, Lentil and Potato are available free to download from the Government of Canada Publications web site or through the Crop profile webpage. There are thirty-two Crop Profiles covering 38 crops created and maintained by the Pesticide Risk Reduction Program that are accessible for download on the Government of Canada Publications… Read more »


Three New Experience House Training’s on Pest Control

Are you looking for pest control training using a practical approach? Do you have a new employee that you’d like to provide with some of the best training available? Then you might be interested in the three new hands-on classes being offered this summer through the new IPM Experience House in Dallas. Here are this… Read more »


USDA Announces $7.2 Million for Research on Plant-Biotic Interactions

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced 10 grants totaling $7.2 million for research on the interactions of plants, microbes, and invertebrates. This is the first round of grants awarded through the Plant-Biotic Interactions program, a joint funding opportunity established through a partnership between NIFA and the… Read more »


National School IPM Committee Looking for Feedback

The School IPM National Steering Committee is asking members of school IPM working groups, or anyone who works with a regional school IPM working group to participate in a survey about priorities and group presentations. Please see the information below. 1. gather basic information about the School IPM National Steering Committee 2. provide an opportunity… Read more »