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NCR-SARE Calls for Nominations for “NCR-SARE Hero” Recognition

To bring awareness of, recognize, and pay tribute to those who have made significant contributions to sustainable agriculture in the North Central region, the North Central Region – Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (NCR-SARE) is accepting nominations for the “NCR-SARE Hero” recognition. Coordinated by the NCR-SARE Alumni Organization, this recognition will acknowledge the leadership,… Read more »


2016 IPM Achievement Award Winners Announced

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CADPR) has announced six new 2016 IPM Achievement Award recipients.  Formerly known as the IPM Innovator Award, the IPM Achievement Award recognizes outstanding work in integrated pest management in three categories—education and outreach, innovation, and leadership. The recipients this year include: Riverside Unified School District Cherry Buckskin Project Pink… Read more »


9th International IPM Symposium’s Call for Session Proposals Now Open

The 9th International IPM Symposium program committee is now welcoming your proposals for symposium sessions.  Symposium sessions may address any aspect of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) including research, extension, regulatory, policy and IPM in practice. For this event, the program committee especially encourages proposals that address the Symposium’s overall theme (“IPM: Improving Health, Environment and… Read more »


Winter 2017 Utah Pest News Now Available

The latest quarterly issue of Utah Pests News has been released by the Utah Plant Pest Diagnostic Laboratory at Utah State University Extension.  This issue marks the ten year anniversary of the newsletter and includes the following articles: •         Ergot on Grasses and Small Grains •         European Cherry Fruit Fly:  A New Invasive Pest in… Read more »


Pesticide Risk Reduction Strategy Updates from AAFC Pest Management Centre

The Pest Management Centre (PMC) at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) has new information available online. Three Pesticide Risk Reduction Strategies from the Risk Reduction Program have been updated: •         Foliar insect pests of prairie field crops •         Integrated weed management in field vegetables •         Downy mildew in cucumber New information is also available about… Read more »


New Resistance Management Specialty (RMS) Certification From the International Certified Crop Advisor Program

The International Certified Crop Advisor (ICCA) Program has just launched the new Resistance Management Specialty (RMS) Certification. The RMS is for Certified Crop Advisors who do Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and focus their work in crop protection.  Not all CCAs work extensively on pest management, but focus on other aspects of crop advising.  The RMS… Read more »


Biocontrols USA West 2017 Conference & Expo

Come together with peers, leading organizations and industry experts for two days of hands-on education devoted solely to the use of biocontrols in agriculture at the Biocontrols USA West 2017 Conference and Expo. Biocontrol is a critical tool in integrated pest management and in resistance management strategies. An understanding of how these products work helps… Read more »