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Month: November 2017

The Role of School Nurses in Integrated Pest Management for Public Health

By Meredith Swett Walker is a writer for Entomology Today School nurses do more than just apply bandages to scraped knees and administer asthma inhalers. They are also health educators, they help control communicable diseases, and they even do some pest management. Tick specimens embedded in Lucite can help school nurses distinguish disease carrying ticks… Read more »


USDA Helps Rural Communities Restore Water Systems Damaged by Disasters

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced the award of two grants to help rural water and sewer utilities recover from recent and future natural disasters. “USDA is a strong partner in the long-term recovery of rural communities after a season of devastating hurricanes,” Perdue said. “These grants will provide resources rural communities need to assess… Read more »


USDA Provides Tips and Resources for a Bacteria-Free Thanksgiving

More than 45 million turkeys are eaten on Thanksgiving Day, with a never-ending list of side dishes and desserts. The Thanksgiving meal is by far the largest and most stressful meal many consumers prepare all year, leaving room for mistakes that can make guests sick. But never fear, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food… Read more »


The deadline for poster abstract submission for the National IPM Symposium in Baltimore in March has been extended

Please note that the deadline for poster abstract submissions for National IPM Symposium in Baltimore in March has been extended. They will keep it open until Dec. 1, or they reach 200 posters, whichever comes first. **Submissions in Medical, Urban, and Veterinary categories are especially sought. So please encourage yourself or colleagues if you/they have materials… Read more »


NIFA announces the release of the FY 2018 Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research Grants (BRAG) RFA

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is pleased to announce the release of the FY 2018 Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research Grants (BRAG) Program Request for Applications (RFA). The BRAG program supports environmental assessment research concerning the introduction of genetically engineered organisms into the environment. NIFA Funding Opportunity Page: https://www.nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/biotechnology-risk-assessment-research-grants-program-brag Grants.gov Page: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=298508 Letter… Read more »


New articles from Connection, Newsletter of the North Central Integrated Pest Management Center

Area Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Advisor – Entomology http://www.ncipmc.org/connection/?p=4078 POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT University of California Cooperative Extension Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources Cooperative Extension Advisor Area Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Advisor – Entomology Serving Monterey, San Benito & Santa Cruz Counties AP #17-24 LOCATION HEADQUARTERS: Salinas, Monterey County, California SUBMISSION DATE: To assure full… Read more »