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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 »

New Resources from the National Pesticide Information Center

Poison Prevention Week is this week! Click here for more information Over 170 contacts have been added to the list of NPIC Vector Control Agencies across the nation! New Videos English: Can Pesticides Be Poured into Smaller Containers? Spanish: ¿Se pueden verter los pesticidas en un recipiente mas pequeno? Should I Use Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth (DE) to Kill… Read more »

AAFC-Pest Management Centre-2016 Annual Newsletter Published

The 2016 Year-in-Review from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s (AAFC) Pest Management Centre (PMC) has been published. In this newsletter you will find articles that highlight some areas of focus in 2016: •Using beneficial insects to help farmers deal with aphids; •Protecting brassica crops from insect damage with insect netting; •Minor use trials on new crops… Read more »

New Video Series Asks, “Why IPM?”

The Northeastern IPM Center (NEIPMC) has created a new video series that poses the question, “Why IPM?” Throughout this series, the NEIPMC talks with a diversity of individuals from various groups to hear what they have to say about Integrated Pest Management (IPM).  The goal of the series is to work toward a common understanding… Read more »

NCR-SARE Calls for Nominations for “NCR-SARE Hero” Recognition

To bring awareness of, recognize, and pay tribute to those who have made significant contributions to sustainable agriculture in the North Central region, the North Central Region – Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (NCR-SARE) is accepting nominations for the “NCR-SARE Hero” recognition. Coordinated by the NCR-SARE Alumni Organization, this recognition will acknowledge the leadership,… Read more »