EPA Region 5, based in Chicago, is soon going to be hiring people to join us in meeting this commitment. This work calls for scientific capacity to help the Agency identify and address disproportionate and cumulative environmental and human health impacts as we carry out our programs. It also calls for partnership and coordination –… Read more »
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Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture and USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) renewing a partnership to integrate NRCS tools and models into Field to Market’s Fieldprint® Platform. The renewed MOU, which updates an agreement originally executed in 2014, advances a long-standing collaboration between… Read more »
GSC for Landscapes expands sustainable pest control certification and evaluation services to outdoor spaces. Madison, Wisconsin, May 3, 2022 – This May, the sustainable standard for premium pest protection, Green Shield Certified (GSC), will introduce GSC for Landscapes that identifies and promotes safer greenspaces for: Pollinators-Habitat destruction and overuse of pesticides has triggered an unsustainable population decrease of pollinators which collectively… Read more »
Survey results from the family-owned company One Degree Organic Foods revealed that the majority of North Americans try to limit their pesticide exposure, both in the foods they buy (69%) and in home lawn care (53%). Sustainable Food Group (SFG) and Midwest Grows Green (MGG), both part of the IPM Institute, work on projects to increase… Read more »
On Tuesday, April 11, EPA released its first-ever workplan to protect endangered species from pesticides. This comprehensive plan, EPA says, meets at the intersection of opportunity and obligation in the Endangered Species Act (ESA), while maintaining pesticide access to farmers and other users. EPA believes the current pesticide approval system has major setbacks that make the process… Read more »
The farmworkers flocked to the two emergency rooms in Urbana, Illinois, the night of Aug. 5, 2019, their kids in tow. Numbering about 20, their skin had rashes, their eyes were red and they were vomiting. Though at two different hospitals, doctors arrived at the same conclusion: “chemical exposure.” The doctors had a litany of… Read more »
Hear how training your staff in integrated pest management can improve the effectiveness of your sustainable pest control programs on April 27th from 10 – 11 AM CST. Green Shield Certified (GSC) and the Entomological Society of America (ESA) cover the IPM training programs available including ESA’s new Certified IPM Technician Program. Register at https://bit.ly/GSCapr27.
Dr. Claudia Riegel will interview Dr. Bobby Corrigan about his career in pest management and urban rodentology. This will be a personal look at his life and his career. The webinar will be held on April 18th from 2-3:30 pm CST. Please register at https://tinyurl.com/NOLACorrigan.
Are you an apple grower in the upper Midwest? Consider registering for AppleTalk! AppleTalk supports sustainable and organic apple producers with information needed to tackle tough pest management and production issues from green tip to harvest. Each subscription includes the weekly call, emails and access to the blog and call recording. Visit https://bit.ly/AppleTalk2022 to register.
The Nature Conservancy is putting everything they have into getting our planet on the right path. And they need you standing with them to urge the world to act. We need a climate action plan that can stop catastrophic climate change by: Investing in nature’s solutions. Restoring forests and other ecosystems could contribute more than… Read more »