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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 »

IPM Enhancement Grant application period is now OPEN

The Southern IPM Center is pleased to announce the release of the 2018 Request for Applications (RFA) for the IPM Enhancement Grants. Deadline for proposals is Friday, November 3, 2017 at 5 PM EST. The IPM Enhancement Grants Program (IPMEP) is a foundational mechanism used by SIPMC to address important issues affecting the region that has… Read more »

NCIPMC releases FY18 Working Group Grants Program Request for Applications

The North Central Integrated Pest Management Center (NCIPMC) is pleased to announce the release of our Working Group Grants Program Request for Applications. This program seeks proposals from self-selected, self-directed groups to support collaboration among diverse audiences to address regional IPM priorities. Proposals may request up to $20,000 to support their working group activities. The… Read more »

Browntail Moth Looms Again in the Northeast

Browntail Moth According to the Maine Forest Service, it’s one of the worst, major widespread outbreaks in over one hundred years. Read the Report on Browntail Moth Expert Talks about the Latest on Vector Borne Diseases and Answers Your Questions Too We’ve asked the experts to join us online for an hour of dialogue about… Read more »

USDA Announces $400,000 to Support Ag Science Entrepreneurs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced the availability of $400,000 through a new competition to help university researchers bring their discoveries to the marketplace. The Innovations in Food and Agricultural Science and Technology (I-FAST) competition is a joint initiative of NIFA and the National Science Foundation (NSF)…. Read more »

Bed Bugs in Chicago: Expert Webinar Series

Ask the experts! The Midwest Pesticide Center is hosting an afternoon series of free webinars, diving into different aspects of Chicago’s bed bug epidemic. Bringing Chicago’s bed bug experts straight to your computer, presenters will discuss practical steps for preventing and treating bed bug infestations. Each FREE, 45 minute presentation will be followed by an… Read more »

The National Education Association Presents “A Safer Way to Keep Schools Pest Free”

NEA partnership brings integrated pest management training to school custodians and staff to ensure safer school environments for students. Every day school custodians face challenges in their efforts to foster safe, healthy learning environments. Pest control can be one of the toughest challenges. Allowing pests to take up residence in schools is out of the… Read more »

NIFA Invests $35 Million in Specialty Crop Research

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced 12 new grants totaling $35 million for science-based solutions and new technology for the specialty crop industry. Funding is made through the Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI), authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. “Specialty crops generally fetch high value for… Read more »