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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 »

Available NOW to Watch On-Demand— IAQ Training and Expertise Whenever You Want It!

The webinar Making the Connection: Linking IAQ, Energy Efficiency and Preventive Maintenance Together for Healthy Schools now can be viewed online! This webinar will demonstrate how to— Explain the critical connection between IAQ, energy efficiency and preventive maintenance, as well as the importance of properly integrating them for optimal occupant health and building performance during… Read more »

2018 NEA Education Support Professionals (ESP) Conference Highlights

Dr. Tom Green of the IPM Institute of North America and Dr. Rebecca Baldwin of the University of Florida conducted Stop School Pests training for introductory IPM, custodial services and food services personnel at the NEA ESP Conference on March 24th. Participants received certificates for their respective training. The NEA ESP conference is the premier… Read more »

States Post CIG Opportunities Available Now

NRCS administers Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) through both national and state grant competitions. The national competition closed in late February but in 2018, 20 states are offering CIG funding opportunities and many state competitions are still open. These state CIG competitions target small projects (maximum award size is $75,000) that address natural resource concerns at… Read more »

EPA Announces Draft Pesticide Label Revisions on Respirators to Ensure Consistency between EPA and NIOSH

EPA is requesting public comment on revised respirator descriptions for pesticide labels. EPA is making these revisions, with the encouragement of state regulatory agencies, as part of the efforts to: Bring the respirator descriptions on pesticide labels into conformance with the current National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) respirator language; Ensure that pesticide… Read more »

Single Intervention Cockroach Bait-Trapping Can Improve Clinical Asthma Outcomes

The low economic income areas of New Orleans and New York City have some of highest childhood asthma burdens. At the 2018 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) Congress in Orlando, FL,  Felicia A. Rabito, PhD, an epidemiologist Associate Professor at Tulane University, described strong preliminary clinically significant data supporting single intervention (cockroach… Read more »