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Oak Wilt Detected on Long Island

New York State’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Department of Agriculture and Markets (DAM) recently announced that oak wilt has been detected in the Central Islip area of the town of Islip, Suffolk County on Long Island in New York. The disease was identified by the Cornell University Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic after samples… Read more »

IPM Institute Seeks Audit Coordinator for Sustainable Food Group

A full-time Audit Coordinator position is now available with the IPM Institute! This position will be responsible for completing remote audits of fresh produce and floral supply chains adopting field-level sustainable agriculture practices throughout North and South America. This is an opportunity to support growers around the world as they improve their sustainability performance while… Read more »

We’ve Moved!

Just when you thought it was safe to send us a letter, the IPM Institute has changed locations!  We’re now situated just alongside the Capital City trail on the east side of Madison, in the Willy Street neighborhood.  Please update your contact information with our new address: The IPM Institute of North America 211 S…. Read more »

$36.5 Million Announced for Specialty Crop Research and Extension Investments

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced 19 grants totaling $36.5 million for research and extension to support American farmers growing fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture and nursery crops including floriculture. The grants are funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Specialty Crop Research… Read more »

New Issue of IPM Insights Available

The July 2016 issue of IPM Insights is now available from the Northeastern IPM Center. This month’s issue is all about IPM and organic farming.  Topics covered this month include: Challenges and opportunities for ecologically-based growers: Even as expectations for higher-quality food rise, we face water and air pollution, loss of beneficial organisms, and increasing… Read more »

Announcing the new IPM Institute Website!

The time has finally come to overhaul the old IPM Institute of North America website. With the change comes a reorganization of content and the removal of older, irrelevant features. The majority of important content has been accounted for in the new website, but if you can’t seem to find something, please send us an email describing… Read more »

OECD Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation 2016 Report Now Available

The Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation 2016 report is now available from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).  This annual publication provides information on policy developments and related support to agriculture in OECD countries and selected partner economies, measured with the OECD Producer Support Estimate methodology. Countries covered by the report represent almost… Read more »

New Guide to IPM for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug in Orchard Crops

The Stop BMSB team has produced a new guidance document for orchard growers faced with controlling brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB). With funding from USDA’s Specialty Crop Research Initiative, Stop BMSB seeks research solutions to help growers manage this invasive and troublesome pest. This guidance document, authored by the BMSB SCRI CAP Orchard Crop Commodity… Read more »

Upcoming Webinar on How to Comply with HUD’s Bed Bug Regulations

Bed bug infestations have become a serious problem in housing throughout the country, and public housing subject to government regulations is no exception.  The online publication Assisted Housing Alert is hosting a webinar on how to comply with bed bug guidelines and regulations under the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Entitled “How to… Read more »

Call for Nominations for CA DPR’s 2016 IPM Achievement Award

Are you aware of a group that’s using reduced-risk pest management practices and taking a leadership role to promote these practices? The California State Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) is now accepting nominations for its new 2016 IPM Achievement Award. The awards are presented to groups, organizations, schools, or companies that develop and share their… Read more »