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New Resources Released for National Pollinator Week

How can growers help bees and ensure they get reliable pollination for their crops? That question is being addressed by the Integrated Crop Pollination Project, which is celebrating National Pollinator Week, June 19-25, by highlighting new training videos, crop pollination fact sheets and series of recorded webinars that are available for farmers. The Integrated Crop… Read more »


NIFA Seeking Nominations for Partnership Awards

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) recognizes there are many outstanding contributions that our partners in the Land-Grant Universities and other cooperating institutions and organizations have achieved. To recognize these achievements, the Partnership Awards Program was established in 2007. NIFA invites all Land-Grant Universities and cooperating institutions and organizations supported by NIFA to… Read more »


New Funding Opportunities From the USDA

National Training and Development Initiative for Foster/Adoptive Parents (HHS). Department of Health and Human Services announces funds to develop a state-of-the-art foster/adoptive parent training program to include intensive preparation and development components that reflect the capacities required of successful foster/adoptive parents. Deadline: July 10, 2017. Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative – Specialized Supportive Services (HHS). Department of… Read more »


Reminder: IPM Achievement Awards Nominations Deadline is June 30

Don’t miss your chance to make a nomination for the IPM Achievement Awards. Deadline is June 30, 2017. 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… Read more »


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 »