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Western IPM Center Releases November Newsletter

In this issue read about a webinar this week regarding Western IPM Center grants, the newly released and updated National IPM Roadmap, how western cities are vying to host USDA programs and funding news. Find the new issue here.


New Report in Science on Sublethal Effects of Neonicotinoid Pesticides on Bees

A study published in the November issue of Science investigated the mechanisms by which neonicotinoids impair bee colony growth. Researchers used an innovative robotic platform for real-time monitoring of worker bumblebee behavior to assess the impacts of field-realistic levels of imidacloprid, a common neonicotinoid. Neonicotinoids disrupted worker behavior in the nests, impairing nursing and caretaking… Read more »


Pesticide Risk Tool Highlighted in One Planet Network Global Project Database

The Pesticide Risk Tool (PRT), an online tool operated by IPM Institute to assess the potential risks of pesticide applications to non-target organisms including people and pollinators, was recently accepted as an affiliated project of the UN’s 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production. PRT is now included in the global database of… Read more »


2018 Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable, and Farm Market EXPO – First Call for posters

Poster submissions are due by NOVEMBER 21st! PURPOSE The Great Lakes EXPO poster session is part of the concurrent educational program hosted by Michigan State University, the Michigan State Horticultural Society, and the Michigan Vegetable Council during the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Posters are meant to showcase current research… Read more »


Nominations sought for 2018 Excellence in IPM Award

The NYS IPM Program seeks nominations of people working in agricultural IPM (fruit, vegetables, ornamentals, and livestock and field crops) and in community IPM (schools, homes, landscapes, turf, and municipalities). New Yorkers involved in communicating about IPM through the media are also eligible. Candidates for an Excellence in IPM Award are individuals or organizations whose… Read more »


NPMA/Bedbug Central Bed Bug Summit

If you are interested in learning about the most recent research and control techniques/equipment for bed bug management, this is your opportunity for sure. The next NPMA/Bedbug Central Bed Bug Summit is to be held at the end of November 2018 in Denver! The presentations and exhibitors are the best to be offered in the… Read more »


1st annual Rodent and Wildlife Academy

The 1st annual City of New Orleans and Greater New Orleans Pest Control Association Rodent and Wildlife Academy will be held in New Orleans September 11-13, 2018. This three day Academy will offer comprehensive and in-depth information in all areas of rodent and wildlife biology and management. The Academy will place emphasis on field training… Read more »


10th annual Pest Control Academy

The 10th annual City of New Orleans and Greater New Orleans Pest Control Association Pest Control Academy will be held in New Orleans October 9-11, 2018. This three day Academy will offer comprehensive and in-depth information in all areas of urban pest management. The Academy will place emphasis on field training and insect identification. In… Read more »


IPM Institute of North America celebrates 20 years!

On this day in 1998, IPM Institute of North America opened its doors with a mission to improve sustainability in agriculture and communities through market-based mechanisms based in Integrated Pest Management and other sustainable practices. Our team of 23 currently works on more than a dozen projects to increase adoption of IPM and other best practices that improve working… Read more »