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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 »


Controlling Weed Seed Banks During Harvest

As herbicide-resistant weeds become more common across the country, researchers and growers are looking for other ways to control weeds. In Colorado, they’re looking to techniques and technology developed in Australia, which has significant issues with herbicide-resistant weeds. Known as harvest weed-seed control, these IPM-friendly methods are designed to destroy or remove weed seeds during… Read more »


New research collection targets insect pests of pulse crops

Around the world, pulse crops—such as beans, peas, chickpeas, and lentils—are an important staple in the modern food supply, and their cultivation is growing in the United States and many other Western countries. As in any agricultural system, though, pulse crops can fall victim to a wide range of insect pests. Pulse crop growers facing pest management… Read more »


Progress through sharing: announcing iPiPE newsletter

The Integrated Pest Information Platform for Extension and Education (iPiPE) has recently begun releasing monthly updates informing readers on the great work Extension specialists, growers and interns are doing together to share actionable information to help protect crops, and other exciting iPiPE happenings. As of 2018, iPiPE has supported 28 Crop-Pest Programs (CPPs) that unite… Read more »


Australian experiment wipes out over 80% of disease-carrying mosquitoes

In an experiment with global implications, Australian scientists have successfully wiped out more than 80% of disease-carrying mosquitoes in trial locations across north Queensland. The experiment, conducted by scientists from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) and James Cook University (JCU), targeted Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, which spread deadly diseases such as dengue fever… Read more »