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The September Issue of Southern Region IPM News, A publication of the Southern IPM Center, is now Available!

Southern Region IPM News posts a collection of headlines from news sources throughout the Southern Region. Some of the news provided here may also be national, such as notices about upcoming EPA or NIFA webinars or national events that affect this region. In the 09/20/2017 edition: • Updated Pesticide Label Review Manual Now Available •… Read more »

AMCA Mosquito Research Fund Proposals Reminder! = Deadline Sept. 29

If you had previously submitted your application and have not received a confirmation, please resubmit by sending your completed application here. The American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) Research Fund invites new proposals for research on mosquito control and related topics for 2018. In alignment with the former Mosquito Research Foundation’s goals the AMCA Research Fund… Read more »

The New York State Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program seeks Nominations for 2017 “Excellence in IPM Awards”

Criteria Candidates for Excellence in IPM Awards should be individuals or organizations whose work in in New York State in IPM deserves special recognition. They can be awarded for: – developing new IPM tools; – implementing or evaluating IPM methods in their operations, businesses, or organizations; – encouraging demonstrations and adoption of IPM; – promoting… Read more »

USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture Needs Stakeholder Input on Food, Agriculture Priorities

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is soliciting stakeholder input on the emerging needs and opportunities in food and agricultural sciences. Through this initiative, “NIFA Listens: Investing in Science to Transform Lives,” stakeholders are invited to provide input to help ensure the strategic positioning and relevancy of NIFA’s… Read more »

Zika Top Questions and Answers from ASTHO

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) released last month a rather large Q&A document on Zika. Not had time to digest it completely, but it does provide some good questions and responses that may be useful to you and others. http://www.astho.org/Infectious-Disease/Top-Questions-On-Zika-Simple-Answers-Developed-by-ASTHO/

USDA NIFA Announces the Availability of the Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program (MSP)

The purpose of this competitive undergraduate scholarship grant program is to increase the multicultural diversity of the food and agricultural scientific and professional workforce, and advance the educational achievement of all Americans by providing competitive grants to colleges and universities. Who is eligible to apply: 1862 Land-Grant Institutions, 1890 Land-Grant Institutions, 1994 Land-Grant Institutions, Hispanic-Serving… Read more »

The Western IPM Center September Newsletter, The Western Front, is Now Available

In this issue of The Western Front you will find information on funding opportunities, trainings and webinars, meetings and conferences, IPM jobs and scholarships. You will also find articles on the following: Soil Solarization in the Pacific Northwest Powdery Mildew in Oregon Hops Western IPM Center Grants Coming Soon IPM Equals Organic for Beneficial Bugs EPA… Read more »

The Northeastern IPM Center Announces Request for Applications for IPM Partnership Grants

Center to award up to $250,000 for winning projects The Northeastern Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Center announces the availability of funding through its IPM Partnership Grants Program, supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Up to $250,000 in total will be available for 2018, with a maximum of $50,000 per award, to… Read more »

Online Submission of Poster Abstracts for the 9th International IPM Symposium Is Now Open

Use this opportunity to share your integrated pest management (IPM) work. Submit a poster for the 9th International IPM Symposium that will be held March 19–22, 2018, in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Poster abstracts should be submitted online at https://ipmsymposium.org/2018/posters.html between September 5 and November 13, 2017 for full consideration. The abstract must contain an accurate… Read more »

NIFA Announces Support for Future Agricultural Science Professionals

NIFA Invests $12.6 Million to Train More Than 100 Future Agricultural Science Professionals The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced $12.6 million to support the training of 55 doctoral candidates and 52 postdoctoral scholars. Funding is made through NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), authorized by the… Read more »