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Save the Date: Greater New Orleans Pest Control Association’s 9th Annual Pest Control Academy October 10-12, 2017

Join the City of New Orleans Mosquito & Termite Control Board for a great learning experience at the City of New Orleans and the Greater New Orleans Pest Control Association’s 9th Annual Pest Control Academy. The Academy will be held in New Orleans on October 10-12, 2017. The Academy will feature interactive and hands-on programs regarding… Read more »

Secretary Perdue Announces $16.8 Million to Encourage SNAP Participants to Purchase Healthy Foods

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced 32 grants totaling $16.8 million to help Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants increase their purchases of fruits and vegetables. The program is operated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). The funding comes from the Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI)… Read more »

Announcing the Fall 2017 School IPM Coordinator Training and other Classes

Fall 2017 School IPM Training For Texas Public Schools, Integrated Pest Management (IPM) has been around for over twenty years. And for 20 years Texas A&M AgriLife Extension has been the leader in offering educational programs to assist school IPM coordinators and their school districts have award winning school IPM and IAQ programs. While Texas… Read more »

Now On-Demand: Green Cleaning in Schools Webinar

The webinar Green Cleaning for Improved Health: The Return on Investment of Green Cleaning in Schools now can be viewed online! Learn how to— Incorporate evidence-based green cleaning techniques and best practices into a comprehensive system for achieving indoor environmental health. Utilize data tracking and evaluation strategies to develop a business case, a value proposition… Read more »

Western IPM Center August Newsletter

The Western IPM Center August Newsletter, The Western Front has been published and is now available to view online here. In this issue you will find the following articles: Decoding Chemical Communications Bed Bug Training for Western Tribes IPM Coordination in the Western Region No Special Local Needs in Cannabis You will also find information on… Read more »

Update from the Pesticide Risk Reduction Program of AAFC’s PMC

The Pesticide Risk Reduction Program has posted a wrap-up of the Greenhouse floriculture strategy. All strategies are listed here. A new crop profile for Field Pea is available free to download from the Government of Canada Publications web site or through the Crop profile webpage. Links to the most up-to-date versions of all available Crop… Read more »

USDA Invests $15.7 Million for Research to Improve Livestock and Aquaculture

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced 40 grants totaling more than $15.7 million for agricultural research on the production of beef, dairy, poultry, pork, and fish that people consume every day. The funding is made possible through NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), authorized by… Read more »

USDA Opens More Land for Emergency Haying and Grazing

On July 20th, 2017, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is authorizing the use of additional Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) lands for emergency grazing and haying in and around portions of Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota affected by severe drought. USDA is adding the ability for farmers and… Read more »