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New issue of IPM Insights now available online

The November edition of IPM Insights from the Northeastern IPM Center is now available for download. In this edition you will find the following articles: An Introduction to Beneficial Organisms and Habitat Farmers, gardeners, homeowners, and land managers can cultivate rich habitats for beneficial organisms and suppress pests. Growers: Make Friends with the Good Bugs… Read more »


USDA NIFA Announces Support for Education, Mentoring, and Technical Assistance Programs for New Farmers and Ranchers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced $17.7 million in available funding to support the delivery of education, mentoring, and technical assistance programs that help beginning farmers and ranchers in the U.S. and its territories. Funding is made through NIFA’s Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP), authorized… Read more »


DSHS Issues Alert as Flea-borne Typhus Activity in Texas Increases

An increase this year in the number of cases of flea-borne typhus across multiple areas of the state is prompting the Texas Department of State Health Services to remind people to take precautions to prevent contracting the disease. A health alert issued today asks providers to consider a diagnosis of flea-borne typhus for people with fever… Read more »


The Role of School Nurses in Integrated Pest Management for Public Health

By Meredith Swett Walker is a writer for Entomology Today School nurses do more than just apply bandages to scraped knees and administer asthma inhalers. They are also health educators, they help control communicable diseases, and they even do some pest management. Tick specimens embedded in Lucite can help school nurses distinguish disease carrying ticks… Read more »


USDA Helps Rural Communities Restore Water Systems Damaged by Disasters

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced the award of two grants to help rural water and sewer utilities recover from recent and future natural disasters. “USDA is a strong partner in the long-term recovery of rural communities after a season of devastating hurricanes,” Perdue said. “These grants will provide resources rural communities need to assess… Read more »


USDA Provides Tips and Resources for a Bacteria-Free Thanksgiving

More than 45 million turkeys are eaten on Thanksgiving Day, with a never-ending list of side dishes and desserts. The Thanksgiving meal is by far the largest and most stressful meal many consumers prepare all year, leaving room for mistakes that can make guests sick. But never fear, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food… Read more »


The deadline for poster abstract submission for the National IPM Symposium in Baltimore in March has been extended

Please note that the deadline for poster abstract submissions for National IPM Symposium in Baltimore in March has been extended. They will keep it open until Dec. 1, or they reach 200 posters, whichever comes first. **Submissions in Medical, Urban, and Veterinary categories are especially sought. So please encourage yourself or colleagues if you/they have materials… Read more »