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Month: December 2017


New Online Courses Help K12 School Employees Make Schools Healthier Places to Learn MADISON, Wis., December 14, 2017 – Stop School Pests, a new online training program, is now available to school employees across the United States and beyond at www.StopSchoolPests.com. The training will help schools reduce pest complaints, pesticide use, and pest-related costs, and… Read more »

The Winter 2017 edition of PESPWire has been published

PESPWire, The e-bulletin of EPA’s Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program has been published. In this edition you will find the following articles: Pest Prevention: Steps Designers Can Take New Jersey School District Overcomes Pest Control Challenges Free School IPM Tools Maintaining Momentum for School IPM New Pest Practices Manual for Mosquito Control New and Updated IPM Resources

Food Service and IPM handouts

In preparation for the Texas Rodent Academy Janet Hurley from Texas A&M has provided the two documents below. FP1709-IFC-ALSP-SR-FINAL FP1710-PEST

IPM News posts from news – IPM in the South for 12/06/2017

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… Read more »

ESA Creates New Infographic Fact Sheet on Integrated Pest Management

At Entomology 2017 in November, the ESA Science Policy Committee approved the latest ESA fact sheet, focused on integrated pest management (IPM). This infographic fact sheet was created by a team of ESA volunteers to explain how IPM is practiced and why it is a critical tool in the agricultural, environmental, and urban pest management… Read more »

9th International IPM Symposium registration now open

REGISTER NOW AND SAVE! Online registration is now available for the 9th International IPM Symposium that will be held March 19-22, 2018, in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. The symposium will be held at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel. Register now and take advantage of the early bird price of $375. The registration fee includes admission to… Read more »

New issue of IPM Insights now available online

The November edition of IPM Insights from the Northeastern IPM Center is now available for download. In this edition you will find the following articles: An Introduction to Beneficial Organisms and Habitat Farmers, gardeners, homeowners, and land managers can cultivate rich habitats for beneficial organisms and suppress pests. Growers: Make Friends with the Good Bugs… Read more »

USDA NIFA Announces Support for Education, Mentoring, and Technical Assistance Programs for New Farmers and Ranchers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced $17.7 million in available funding to support the delivery of education, mentoring, and technical assistance programs that help beginning farmers and ranchers in the U.S. and its territories. Funding is made through NIFA’s Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP), authorized… Read more »

DSHS Issues Alert as Flea-borne Typhus Activity in Texas Increases

An increase this year in the number of cases of flea-borne typhus across multiple areas of the state is prompting the Texas Department of State Health Services to remind people to take precautions to prevent contracting the disease. A health alert issued today asks providers to consider a diagnosis of flea-borne typhus for people with fever… Read more »