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NIFA Biotechnology Grants Put Science at Center of Food Safety Policy

The science of agriculture grows more complex every year. Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced support for projects to help bridge the gap between biotechnology innovations and the policies on how to use them. These grants are funded through NIFA’s Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research Grants (BRAG)… Read more »

USDA Provides Support for Hurricane-Impacted Dairies in Puerto Rico

In the wake of the 2017 hurricanes, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is providing emergency assistance to dairy operators in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. USDA is preparing for signup to begin Oct. 21, 2017. “We’re dispatching additional USDA staff to the island, but we also continue to ramp up material assistance as… Read more »

The October Southern Region IPM News has been Published

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 10/18/2017 edition: • APHIS Seeks Comments on Draft Pest Risk Assessments for… Read more »

EPA and States’ Collective Efforts Lead to Regulatory Action on Dicamba

EPA has reached an agreement with Monsanto, BASF and DuPont on measures to further minimize the potential for drift to damage neighboring crops from the use of dicamba formulations used to control weeds in genetically modified cotton and soybeans. New requirements for the use of dicamba “over the top” (application to growing plants) will allow… Read more »

Corn Growers and Environmental Advocates find ways to work together!

The idea that the National Corn Growers Association would fall in line with the Environmental Defense Fund views seems far-fetched. However, when it comes to soil health, Chris Novak says the two organizations have a common purpose. Novak, CEO of the National Corn Growers Association, says the time has come for farmers and ranchers to… Read more »

UC IPM Pyrethroid Training for Structural PMPs

UC IPM Pyrethroid Training for Structural PMPs (with support from DPR) Workshop Information Best Practices for Urban Pyrethroid Applicators Are you in compliance with the 2012 EPA and California pyrethroid label changes? Are you not sure? Come to a half-day training to learn about the issues surrounding pyrethroid use for structural pests, California’s laws and… Read more »

The National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) has new resources!

New Web Pages! Zika Virus – NPIC created this hub page to bring together resources in one easy-to-find location. Learn about the Zika virus, mosquito control, insect repellents, resources for professionals, and more! Other new pages: Stinging Insects FAQ Comics home page in English and Spanish Veterinary Pesticide Incident Reporting Overview and VIRP Portal New… Read more »

The Friends of Southern IPM Award Call for Nominations is out!

The Southern IPM Center is pleased to release the Calls for Nomination for the annual Friends of Southern IPM Award program. This program recognizes outstanding work in IPM in the southern region. There are two kinds of awards: one for IPM professionals and one for graduate students. Deadline for nominations is Friday, November 17, 2017. You’ll… Read more »

9th International IPM Symposium Online Submissions of Poster Abstracts Is 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 by November 13, 2017 for full consideration. The abstract must contain an accurate summary of the… Read more »

Join the Northeastern IPM Center for their Third Annual IPM Online Conference on October 23, 2017

The third annual IPM Online Conference hosted by the Northeastern IPM Center (NEIPMC) will feature updates from active projects funded by the NEIPMC’s Partnership Grants Program. In addition, the online conference will have updates from IPM-related projects funded through the Northeastern Sustainable Agriculture and Education (NE SARE) Program and USDA-NIFA’s Applied Research and Development Program… Read more »