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Announcing the new IPM Institute Website!

The time has finally come to overhaul the old IPM Institute of North America website. With the change comes a reorganization of content and the removal of older, irrelevant features. The majority of important content has been accounted for in the new website, but if you can’t seem to find something, please send us an email describing… Read more »


OECD Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation 2016 Report Now Available

The Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation 2016 report is now available from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).  This annual publication provides information on policy developments and related support to agriculture in OECD countries and selected partner economies, measured with the OECD Producer Support Estimate methodology. Countries covered by the report represent almost… Read more »


New Guide to IPM for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug in Orchard Crops

The Stop BMSB team has produced a new guidance document for orchard growers faced with controlling brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB). With funding from USDA’s Specialty Crop Research Initiative, Stop BMSB seeks research solutions to help growers manage this invasive and troublesome pest. This guidance document, authored by the BMSB SCRI CAP Orchard Crop Commodity… Read more »


Upcoming Webinar on How to Comply with HUD’s Bed Bug Regulations

Bed bug infestations have become a serious problem in housing throughout the country, and public housing subject to government regulations is no exception.  The online publication Assisted Housing Alert is hosting a webinar on how to comply with bed bug guidelines and regulations under the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Entitled “How to… Read more »


Call for Nominations for CA DPR’s 2016 IPM Achievement Award

Are you aware of a group that’s using reduced-risk pest management practices and taking a leadership role to promote these practices? The California State Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) is now accepting nominations for its new 2016 IPM Achievement Award. The awards are presented to groups, organizations, schools, or companies that develop and share their… Read more »


New Texas A&M Guide to Managing Turfgrass Pests Now Available

Homeowners and professional turfgrass managers now have a new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service publication available to help them when selecting herbicides, insecticides and fungicides to control common turfgrass pests.  Weed, Insect, and Disease Control in Turfgrass was authored by AgriLife Extension turfgrass specialists Dr. Casey Reynolds, College Station; Dr. Matt Elmore, Dallas; and Dr…. Read more »


School District Participants Sought for EPA-Funded Study on the Economics of School IPM

Health Resources in Action (HRiA) is seeking applications from school districts across the country to participate in an economic assessment of the implementation of integrated pest management programs in schools. The project, Keeping the Pests Out: The Economics of IPM in Schools, is funded by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Chemical Safety and… Read more »