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Month: December 2017

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 »