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Author: Thomas Green

We’ve Moved!

Just when you thought it was safe to send us a letter, the IPM Institute has changed locations!  We’re now situated just alongside the Capital City trail on the east side of Madison, in the Willy Street neighborhood.  Please update your contact information with our new address: The IPM Institute of North America 211 S…. Read more »


$36.5 Million Announced for Specialty Crop Research and Extension Investments

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced 19 grants totaling $36.5 million for research and extension to support American farmers growing fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture and nursery crops including floriculture. The grants are funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Specialty Crop Research… Read more »


New IPM Fact Sheet: Geese on School Grounds

The New York State IPM program at Cornell University has produced a new IPM fact sheet on nuisance geese, an increasing problem for schools and other facilities throughout much of the United States and southern Canada. Issues with geese include messy accumulations of feces, degraded water quality, the potential for disease transmission, traction issues on… Read more »


Position Available: Pests, Pesticides & IPM Project Coordinator, UC ANR

The University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) is seeking a Project Coordinator to provide scientific and administrative leadership for a CDPR/UC IPM project while maintaining the day-to-day operations of the project. The Project Coordinator will be the central point of communications and budget management for all work, ensuring project deliverables… Read more »


New Issue of IPM Insights Available

The July 2016 issue of IPM Insights is now available from the Northeastern IPM Center. This month’s issue is all about IPM and organic farming.  Topics covered this month include: Challenges and opportunities for ecologically-based growers: Even as expectations for higher-quality food rise, we face water and air pollution, loss of beneficial organisms, and increasing… Read more »


SARE Outreach Seeks a Content Development Coordinator

SARE Outreach at the University of Maryland-College Park is seeking a Content Development Specialist.  SARE Outreach is the national communications arm of Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE), which provides grants and education to advance sustainable agriculture innovations.  SARE Outreach’s primary objective is to translate the results of SARE-funded projects into practical, how-to information for… Read more »


Post-Doctoral Positions Studying Spotted Wing Drosophila Available

Candidates are currently being sought for two new post-doctoral research positions: one at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Guédot’s Fruit Crop Entomology Laboratory under Dr. Christelle Guédot and another at the University of California-Davis in Zalom Lab under Dr. Frank Zalom.  Both positions will be studying the biology and management of the invasive spotted wing… Read more »


Upcoming Webinar to Assist in Submitting Suggestions for FY 2017 Farm Bill Section 10007 Funding Consideration

The North Central IPM Center is offering a webinar to assist with submitting a suggestion for Fiscal Year 2017 Farm Bill Section 1007 funding consideration. The hour-long session will show attendees the submission process and provide time for asking questions.  The webinar will be held on Wednesday, July 13 at 11AM EDT.  The Farm Bill… Read more »


Job Opportunity: Outreach Specialist, Pesticide Safety Education Program

The Pesticide Safety Education Program is seeking candidates for an open Outreach Specialist position.  The Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) is a 100% self-supporting program based at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Both federal (U.S. EPA) and state (IL. Dept. of Agriculture) regulations mandate that educational opportunities be provided for the certification of commercial and private… Read more »