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Month: December 2021

Registration Now Open for the 10th International IPM Symposium

Invasive pests, new IPM technologies and human health pests like ticks and rodents will be prominently featured at the 10th International Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Symposium. Registration is now open for the event, to be held February 28 to March 3, 2022 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver, Colorado USA. The symposium is… Read more »


APHIS Establishes Citrus Greening (Huanglongbing) Quarantines in Alabama

As of December 8th, the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), in cooperation with the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI), is establishing quarantines for Huanglongbing (HLB; citrus greening), caused by Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus, in all of Baldwin and Mobile Counties in Alabama. APHIS is taking this action because of HLB detections… Read more »


New Report Shows Voluntary Sustainability Standards Can Contribute to Poverty Reduction

Voluntary sustainability standards such as Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance, and Bonsucro can help reduce global poverty among small farmers that make up many of the world’s poor, according to a new report from the International Institute for Sustainable Development. “We found that sustainability standards can bring farmers a number of socio-economic and environmental benefits that can… Read more »


Triple Your Donation to Midwest Grows Green this Saturday!

We invite you to shop sustainably on Saturday 12/11 at Patagonia’s Mag Mile store. The Midwest Grows Green team will share our story and our achievements to-date in reducing synthetic pesticides and fertilizers applied on greenspaces throughout the region. We would appreciate a tax-deductible gift to support the management of safer greenspaces for people, pets & pollinators. Thanks to Good Nature… Read more »


CPR remembers Beloved Founding Member David Chatfield

Californians for Pesticide Reform (CPR) remembers beloved founding member, David Chatfield, who passed away on December 4: David served as Executive Director of CPR from 1997-2011, helping shape the coalition from its very beginnings, and turning it into a model of non-profit cooperation and transparency that inspires collective movement work in California and across the… Read more »


Announcing the 2022 School IPM Coordinator Training

AgriLife Extension is pleased to announce the 2022 school IPM coordinator training schedule.  Make your plans to attend one of these training’s so that you can stay in compliance with TDA.  Remember new IPM Coordinators must attend a 6-hour school IPM Coordinator training class within 6 months of appointment.  And ALL school IPM coordinators need… Read more »