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School IPM Coordinator workshops by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension is pleased to announce two fall training dates and locations, plus a couple of single day workshops for Overton in May and Amarillo in September. Location: East TX Area Date: May 24, 2017 Registration Deadline: May 19, 2017 Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1710 FM 3053 N, Overton, TX… Read more »


USDA NIFA Announces Alfalfa and Forage Research Program (AFRP)

Current Closing Date for Applications: May 01, 2017 Estimated Total Program Funding: $1,900,000 Award Ceiling: $250,000 Alfalfa and Forage Research Program (AFRP) will support the development of improved alfalfa forage and seed production systems. Proposals submitted to AFRP should address one or more of the following priorities: (1) Improving alfalfa forage and seed yield through… Read more »


9th International IPM Symposium Call for Session Proposals Closing Soon

The 9th International IPM Symposium will be held March 19-22, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Symposium is your premier global event for professional development, networking with colleagues and leading scientists, and learning the latest research and strategies for effectively managing pests in agriculture, communities, and natural areas, with the least impact on health and environment…. Read more »


USDA NIFA Announces Higher Education Challenge Grants Program

USDA NIFA has announced an estimated $4.5 million for the new Higher Education Challenge Grants Program. Projects supported by the Higher Education Challenge Grants Program will: (1) address a state, regional, national, or international educational need; (2) involve a creative or non-traditional approach toward addressing that need that can serve as a model to others;… Read more »


Southern Region IPM April News 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 your region. In the 04/05/2017 edition: • Considerations for Transitioning Perennial Production to Organic •… Read more »


On National Healthy Schools Day, Celebrate and Promote Healthy and Green Indoor School Environments for All Children and Staff.

On National Healthy Schools Day, the IPM Institute of North America is partnering with more than 40 other organizations to call for greater investment in children’s health and learning, and for healthy indoor school environments. The 15th annual National Healthy Schools Day, sponsored and initiated by the Healthy Schools Network, is a national call-to-action for… Read more »


NCUE/IFA 18 Call For Symposia

The 2018 National Conference on Urban Entomology and the Imported Fire Ant Conference will be held at the Embassy Suites Cary, NC, May 20-23, 2018. The Planning Committee for the Symposia would like to hear your ideas for a 1.5 or 2-hour symposium. Those interested in organizing a symposium should provide the following information: 1…. Read more »


Southern Region IPM Center March News Published

Southern Region IPM News posts a collection of headlines from news sources throughout the Southern Region. Some of the news provided may also be national, such as notices about upcoming EPA or NIFA webinars or national events that affect our region. In the 03/22/2017 edition: •Variety screening identifies potatoes with resistance to zebra chip disease… Read more »


USDA Announces $6 Million to Aid Fire-Affected Farmers and Ranchers in Midwest

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is announcing the availability of more than $6 million in funding to implement practices that will help private farmers, ranchers and forest landowners affected by the wildfires blazing in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. The funding, made available by the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) through the Environmental Quality… Read more »