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Author: Thomas Green

Announcing the new IPM Institute Website!

The time has finally come to overhaul the old IPM Institute of North America website. With the change comes a reorganization of content and the removal of older, irrelevant features. The majority of important content has been accounted for in the new website, but if you can’t seem to find something, please send us an email describing… Read more »


IPM Institute Seeks Project Team Member for Sustainable Food Group

A full-time project team member position is now available with the IPM Institute! This position will contribute to the development and operation of sustainability programs for national food companies and their supply chains. The individual in this position will work with the project team, producers, retail managers and project scientists in standards research, development, implementation… Read more »


OECD Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation 2016 Report Now Available

The Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation 2016 report is now available from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).  This annual publication provides information on policy developments and related support to agriculture in OECD countries and selected partner economies, measured with the OECD Producer Support Estimate methodology. Countries covered by the report represent almost… Read more »


New Guide to IPM for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug in Orchard Crops

The Stop BMSB team has produced a new guidance document for orchard growers faced with controlling brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB). With funding from USDA’s Specialty Crop Research Initiative, Stop BMSB seeks research solutions to help growers manage this invasive and troublesome pest. This guidance document, authored by the BMSB SCRI CAP Orchard Crop Commodity… Read more »


Upcoming Webinar on How to Comply with HUD’s Bed Bug Regulations

Bed bug infestations have become a serious problem in housing throughout the country, and public housing subject to government regulations is no exception.  The online publication Assisted Housing Alert is hosting a webinar on how to comply with bed bug guidelines and regulations under the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Entitled “How to… Read more »


NIFA Seeks Research Topics from Commodity Boards for FY 2017 AFRI Program

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is reaching out to eligible national and state commodity boards, and marketing orders to propose topics for research under its FY2017 Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) competitive grants program, made possible through the 2014 Farm Bill. Eligible commodity boards are those which address an agricultural commodity… Read more »


OSU Seeks Professor of Practice / Horticultural Crops Research and Registration Specialist

The Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University is seeking outstanding candidates for a full-time position that will provide leadership for a nationally recognized research and outreach program that supports the pesticide registration needs of agriculture in the state. This position serves as the National Interregional Research Project #4 (IR-4) Field Center Director for Oregon-working… Read more »


Call for Nominations for CA DPR’s 2016 IPM Achievement Award

Are you aware of a group that’s using reduced-risk pest management practices and taking a leadership role to promote these practices? The California State Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) is now accepting nominations for its new 2016 IPM Achievement Award. The awards are presented to groups, organizations, schools, or companies that develop and share their… Read more »


FY 2016 AFRI Foundational Program Request for Applications (RFA) Released

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced the release of the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Foundational Program’s Request for Applications (RFA).  The AFRI Foundational Program is offered to support grants in the six AFRI priority areas to continue building a foundation of knowledge critical for solving current and future societal… Read more »