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Palmer Amaranth Pest Alert Now Available

Below is a new National Pest Alert for Palmer Amaranth. This pest alert has been approved by the national leadership of USDA NRCS to address the recent problems with Palmer Amaranth seed inclusion in wildflower and pollinator seed mixes. Ultimately, decisions must be made at the local level to address the issue of Palmer Amaranth… Read more »

Seeking Nominations for IPM Symposium Awards

The organizers of the 9th International IPM Symposium are seeking nominations for the IPM Achievement Awards. These awards recognize practitioners who have made outstanding achievements in IPM adoption, implementation, and program maintenance. In 2002, the USDA, along with its stakeholders, developed a national roadmap for IPM, which was revised in 2013. This roadmap has provided… Read more »

Coalition for Healthier Schools

New Action – add your support. NGO and Individual sign on letter re EPA FY 18 budget adds over FY 16/17 Consistent with the Coalition’s Infrastructure and Children’s Health Policy Paper (see https://drive.google.com/file/u/1/d/0B9EfybapSpQ6bTVIMDdYTThscWM/view?usp=sharing), which calls for ramping up specific EPA programs, please read and sign onto the Coalition letter below urging congress to add $65M… Read more »

USDA NIFA Competitive Funding Opportunity Webinar

This webinar provides an overview of the USDA NIFA competitive grant programs in order to enhance the application success rate of eligible institutions. The 2-part informational webinar is meant to enhance the application success rate of all, with a focus on tips for minority serving institutions, is divided into: •Session I (11 a.m.-12 p.m. EDT);… Read more »

April 2017 IFSN Seminar Overview

On April 20, 2017, Dr. H. Morgan Scott, Texas A&M University presented “Antimicrobial Resistance and Food Safety: A Slumgullion Stew of Science, Policy, and Practice.” This seminar has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 1.0 Continuing Professional Education Unit (CEU).* This seminar is part of the Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition… Read more »

NIFA Announces $6 Million for Research on Plant-Biotic Interactions

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced the availability of approximately $6 million to support agriculturally relevant research on the symbiotic relationship between plants and other living organisms. The Plant-Biotic Interactions program is a joint funding opportunity established through a partnership between NIFA and the National Science… Read more »

May Webinars from the Northeastern IPM Center

The Northeastern IPM Center (NEIPMC) will be starting their spring webinar series this month, “The IPM Toolbox.” in which they have asked experts to join online for an hour of dialogue about effective IPM practices, methods, or efforts. The NEIPMC has three webinars scheduled this month… Katie Campbell-Nelson (UMass Amherst) will discuss IPM planning for fruit… Read more »

9th International IPM Symposium Session Proposals Accepted through May 3rd

Concurrent session proposals will be accepted through next Wednesday, May 3. Submissions received by that date will be forwarded to the Symposium Program Committee for full consideration. Thank you to those of you who have already made a submission. The 9th International IPM Symposium will be held March 19-22, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Symposium… Read more »

RFA for New iPiPE Crop-Pest Programs Available

Food security is best served by a national infrastructure of private and public professionals who routinely monitor crop health and pest incidence then translate this knowledge to a shared platform enabling rapid dissemination of mitigation measures to limit crop loss. The iPiPE CAP, funded by a 2015 USDA AFRI 5-yr $7 million grant, provides such… Read more »

Celebrate Asthma Awareness Month—Take Action in Your School Community!

May is Asthma Awareness Month (AAM)—the perfect time to raise awareness and take action in your school community. Each May, thousands of organizations across the U.S. join together for AAM to increase public awareness and improve the lives of children and families with asthma. Be part of this national effort to get asthma under control… Read more »