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Reminder: IPM Achievement Awards Nominations Deadline is June 30

Don’t miss your chance to make a nomination for the IPM Achievement Awards. Deadline is June 30, 2017. These awards recognize practitioners, groups, and students who have made outstanding achievements in IPM adoption, implementation, and program maintenance. There are four award categories: • Lifetime Achievement • IPM Practitioner • IPM Team/Group • Graduate Student (New… Read more »


EPA Update: Test Guideline Methods for Bed Bug Pesticide Products Now Available

EPA’s final test guidelines, 810.3900 – Laboratory Product Performance Testing Methods for Bed Bug Pesticide Products, provides recommendations for the design and execution of laboratory studies to evaluate the performance of pesticide products intended to be effective against bed bugs. The guidance also includes directions for data reporting. This guidance applies to products to be… Read more »


ICPP Offering Assistance for Registration, Airfare and Lodging

International Congress of Plant Pathology (ICPP) July 29-Aug. 3, 2018 (Boston): Plant Health in A Global Economy The 2018 International Congress of Plant Pathology (ICPP2018) Organizing Committee is offering need-based travel awards to increase access for early- and mid-career plant pathologists and related plant health scientists working in developing countries who otherwise would not be… Read more »


Latest IPM Practitioner Now Available

The latest IPM Practitioner is now online at http://www.birc.org/news.htm The featured article is “IPM for the Western Corn Rootworm.” The western corn rootworm, Diabrotica virgifera virgifera, is billion dollar superbug characterized by prolific reproduction, widespread dispersal, and resistance both to pesticides and genetically engineered traits. Many predators eat it only as a last resort, due… Read more »


Workshop to help identify, monitor, and control bed bug infestations and other pest problems announced

On June 29, the Midwest Pesticide Action Center and Stop Pests for Housing will host a Protect Against Pests workshop to help you identify, monitor, and control bed bug infestations and other pest problems. This workshop caters to managers of multi-unit housing, shelters and transitional housing, senior housing, and client service providers. The workshop, to… Read more »


Deadline Extended until June 30 – IPM Achievement Awards

Due to an overwhelming response to troubles with the online application process, the Symposium Awards committee is extending the IPM Achievement Awards nomination period until June 30, 2017 to assist applicants with alternative awards submissions. In addition to the current Qualtrics Survey, we have also established a Google Form. Please attempt to complete one of… Read more »


Website Updates: AAFC’s Pest Management Centre

The Pest Management Centre (PMC) at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) has new information available on its website. Visit the PMC Website or click on the hyperlinks below for new information about PMC’s activities. The Minor Use Pesticides Program has posted updated Submissions (May 9th) and Project Status by Crop (May 10th) reports. The Pesticide… Read more »


Beneficial Insects Publication by Alan Eaton

A message from Alan Eaton, Extension professor/specialist of Entomology at the University of New Hampshire: Dear Colleagues, I’ve been answering questions about insects in New Hampshire for over 38 years. Over the years it has become obvious that many farmers and gardeners want to be able to identify which insects are beneficial. Until now, we… Read more »


REMINDER: IPM Achievement Awards Nominations Deadline June 5th

The organizers of the 9th International IPM Symposium are seeking nominations for the IPM Achievement Awards. These awards recognize practitioners, groups, and students who have made outstanding achievements in IPM adoption, implementation, and program maintenance. There are four award categories: • Lifetime Achievement • IPM Practitioner • IPM Team/Group • Graduate Student (New this year!)… Read more »