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Month: September 2017

USDA Funding now available for the Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI)!

The purpose of the SCRI program is to address the critical needs of the specialty crop industry by awarding grants to support research and extension that address key challenges of national, regional, and multi-state importance in sustaining all components of food and agriculture, including conventional and organic food production systems. Projects must address at least… Read more »

New online Integrated Pest Management course available from Michigan State University

The Desire to Learn Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Academy is an interactive, online program designed to provide a comprehensive and convenient online learning experience. This self-paced course features university experts and a full-service help center with 24/7 technical support. Current topics include: •An introduction to IPM •IPM resources at MSU •Plant science •Soils 101 •Identifying… Read more »

The September Issue of Southern Region IPM News, A publication of the Southern IPM Center, is now Available!

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 09/20/2017 edition: • Updated Pesticide Label Review Manual Now Available •… Read more »

AMCA Mosquito Research Fund Proposals Reminder! = Deadline Sept. 29

If you had previously submitted your application and have not received a confirmation, please resubmit by sending your completed application here. The American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) Research Fund invites new proposals for research on mosquito control and related topics for 2018. In alignment with the former Mosquito Research Foundation’s goals the AMCA Research Fund… Read more »

The New York State Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program seeks Nominations for 2017 “Excellence in IPM Awards”

Criteria Candidates for Excellence in IPM Awards should be individuals or organizations whose work in in New York State in IPM deserves special recognition. They can be awarded for: – developing new IPM tools; – implementing or evaluating IPM methods in their operations, businesses, or organizations; – encouraging demonstrations and adoption of IPM; – promoting… Read more »

USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture Needs Stakeholder Input on Food, Agriculture Priorities

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is soliciting stakeholder input on the emerging needs and opportunities in food and agricultural sciences. Through this initiative, “NIFA Listens: Investing in Science to Transform Lives,” stakeholders are invited to provide input to help ensure the strategic positioning and relevancy of NIFA’s… Read more »

Zika Top Questions and Answers from ASTHO

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) released last month a rather large Q&A document on Zika. Not had time to digest it completely, but it does provide some good questions and responses that may be useful to you and others. http://www.astho.org/Infectious-Disease/Top-Questions-On-Zika-Simple-Answers-Developed-by-ASTHO/

USDA NIFA Announces the Availability of the Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program (MSP)

The purpose of this competitive undergraduate scholarship grant program is to increase the multicultural diversity of the food and agricultural scientific and professional workforce, and advance the educational achievement of all Americans by providing competitive grants to colleges and universities. Who is eligible to apply: 1862 Land-Grant Institutions, 1890 Land-Grant Institutions, 1994 Land-Grant Institutions, Hispanic-Serving… Read more »

The Western IPM Center September Newsletter, The Western Front, is Now Available

In this issue of The Western Front you will find information on funding opportunities, trainings and webinars, meetings and conferences, IPM jobs and scholarships. You will also find articles on the following: Soil Solarization in the Pacific Northwest Powdery Mildew in Oregon Hops Western IPM Center Grants Coming Soon IPM Equals Organic for Beneficial Bugs EPA… Read more »