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Month: April 2018

IPM STAR districts in Texas recognized by Texas A&M

IPM Star certification was awarded in April to Plano, Conroe, East Central and Killeen independent school districts for consistent exemplary marks on the institute’s 37-point evaluation that determines an IPM Star certification includes markers like cleanliness for preempting infestation, pest reporting protocols, and pest-control/staff preparedness. The four districts join Spring ISD, the only other Texas school district to have… Read more »


Congress Acts to Improve CDC and NIH Lyme Disease Programs

The FY 2018 Congressional Appropriations bill signed into law on March 23, 2018 was accompanied by House and Senate Appropriations Committee reports that include more than a dozen directives for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to improve their programs for surveillance, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment… Read more »


EPA Extends Comment Period for Draft Label Revisions on Respirators

The Environmental Protection Agency is extending the public comment period on revised respirator descriptions for pesticide labels. Please submit comments by June 11, 2018, to opprespiratortable@epa.gov.  EPA is making these revisions, with the encouragement of state regulatory agencies, as part of our efforts to: Bring the respirator descriptions on pesticide labels into conformance with the… Read more »


2018 IPM Achievement Awards – Call for Nominations

Do you know of a group that’s using reduced-risk pest management practices and taking a leadership role to promote these practices? The Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) is now accepting nominations for the 2018 IPM Achievement Awards. The awards are presented to groups, organizations, schools, or companies that develop and share their integrated pest management… Read more »


AAFC’s PMC: Priorities selected at the Canadian Priority Setting Workshop in March 2018

Canadian growers of minor and specialty crops met in Gatineau, Quebec from March 20-22, 2018 to identify priorities for the Pest Management Centre. Please find attached the Minor Use Pesticides Program priorities selected, as well as the six biopesticide products identified for merit analysis under the Pesticide Risk Reduction Program. Biopesticides 2018 EN Regional upgrades… Read more »


2018 All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series – This Friday

Don’t forget this month’s All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar will take place this Friday, April 6 at 2:00 pm Eastern time.  Ants are the number one reported nuisance pest and come in all shapes and sizes with an incredibly wide variety of nesting and eating habits. In this webinar presented by Dr. Fudd Graham… Read more »


Celebrate the 16th Annual National Healthy Schools Day on Tuesday, April 3

EPA’s Indoor Environments Division supports National Healthy Schools Day on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Join school administrators, facility managers, custodians, teachers, school nurses, parents and community advocates from schools across the country in celebrating National Healthy Schools Day. Use the day to take the necessary steps to effectively manage the indoor air quality in your… Read more »


A new issue of IPM Insights now available online.

New issue of IPM Insights now available online. In this Issue you will find the following articles and information: How IPM Works as Risk Management IPM can reduce actual risks—not just the financial effects of risks after a loss. Risk Management Case Study: School IPM Since children spend much of their time at school, it… Read more »