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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 »


“The IPM Toolbox” Webinar Recordings Are Now Available

The Northeastern IPM Center (NEIPMC) recently hosted three webinars in its “IPM Toolbox” series. The recorded webinars are now available online here. The NEIPMC asked the experts to join for an hour of dialogue about an effective IPM practice, method, or effort. Katie Campbell-Nelson (UMass Amherst) discussed IPM planning for fruit and vegetables. Antonio DiTommaso (Cornell University),… Read more »


Stink Bugs: New IPM Guide for Midwestern Corn, Soybean Growers

This month, the open-access Journal of Integrated Pest Management (JIPM) published “Identification, Biology, Impacts, and Management of Stink Bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) of Soybean and Corn in the Midwestern United States,” a profile of several of the most common stink bug pests that offers methods for differentiating species, summaries of stink bug life cycles and… Read more »