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Month: August 2017

NCIPMC releases FY18 Working Group Grants Program Request for Applications

The North Central Integrated Pest Management Center (NCIPMC) is pleased to announce the release of our Working Group Grants Program Request for Applications. This program seeks proposals from self-selected, self-directed groups to support collaboration among diverse audiences to address regional IPM priorities. Proposals may request up to $20,000 to support their working group activities. The… Read more »

Browntail Moth Looms Again in the Northeast

Browntail Moth According to the Maine Forest Service, it’s one of the worst, major widespread outbreaks in over one hundred years. Read the Report on Browntail Moth Expert Talks about the Latest on Vector Borne Diseases and Answers Your Questions Too We’ve asked the experts to join us online for an hour of dialogue about… Read more »

USDA Announces $400,000 to Support Ag Science Entrepreneurs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced the availability of $400,000 through a new competition to help university researchers bring their discoveries to the marketplace. The Innovations in Food and Agricultural Science and Technology (I-FAST) competition is a joint initiative of NIFA and the National Science Foundation (NSF)…. Read more »

Bed Bugs in Chicago: Expert Webinar Series

Ask the experts! The Midwest Pesticide Center is hosting an afternoon series of free webinars, diving into different aspects of Chicago’s bed bug epidemic. Bringing Chicago’s bed bug experts straight to your computer, presenters will discuss practical steps for preventing and treating bed bug infestations. Each FREE, 45 minute presentation will be followed by an… Read more »

The National Education Association Presents “A Safer Way to Keep Schools Pest Free”

NEA partnership brings integrated pest management training to school custodians and staff to ensure safer school environments for students. Every day school custodians face challenges in their efforts to foster safe, healthy learning environments. Pest control can be one of the toughest challenges. Allowing pests to take up residence in schools is out of the… Read more »

NIFA Invests $35 Million in Specialty Crop Research

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced 12 new grants totaling $35 million for science-based solutions and new technology for the specialty crop industry. Funding is made through the Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI), authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. “Specialty crops generally fetch high value for… Read more »

August Southern Region IPM News: A Publication of the Southern IPM Center

Southern Region IPM News posts a collection of headlines from news sources throughout the Southern Region. Some of the news provided here may also be national, such as notices about upcoming EPA or NIFA webinars or national events that affect this region. In the 08/23/2017 edition: • Tribal Pesticide Program Council Meeting — October 3-4,… Read more »

New on-Demand School Integrated Pest Management Videos Now Available

School may be out; however, your education never stops. Access EPA’s new on-demand webinar series about a variety of integrated pest management (IPM) topics. You can increase your knowledge about IPM before your students come back from summer break. Help make their environments (and yours) pest free using IPM strategies. Learn about pest management strategies… Read more »