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Public Comment Period Open for Glyphosate Draft Risk Assessments

EPA Pesticide Program Updates, from EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs: www.epa.gov/pesticides In this update: EPA has opened the 60-day public comment period for the draft glyphosate human health and ecological risk assessments. Comments are due by April 30, 2018. The draft risk assessments and supporting documents are available in glyphosate’s registration review docket EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0361 on www.regulations.gov…. Read more »

NIFA’s 2017 Annual Report Highlights Significant Achievements by its Partners

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is pleased to present its 2017 Annual Report: User Inspired Science Transforming Lives. This year’s annual report highlights the transformative and exciting work by NIFA-funded partners in the areas of research, education, and extension. Read NIFA’s 2017 Annual Report to learn more about how the agency’s investments… Read more »

The March edition of the Western IPM center newsletter is out

Here’s a link to the online version: http://www.icontact-archive.com/GRXUtzWNofP2xXJ2hQvOa5UKrhjmWxhZ?w=3 Highlights in this issue: We announce the recipients of our 2018 grants – eight interesting projects that range from drone disease detection in berry crops to replanting options in bulldozed fire breaks. A new bed bug website and a training model by the bed bug work group,… Read more »

Healthy Kids Heroes 2018: Speaking Up For Safety

Every year to mark the anniversary of the March 18,1937 Texas School​ Explosion I salute inspirational leaders who demonstrate an​ extraordinary sense of responsibility and commitment to the safety of​ children and their communities. The Healthy Kids Hero Award was created as an annual opportunity to​ remember the 1937 tragedy — a gas explosion that… Read more »

FAO launches guide to tackle Fall Armyworm in Africa head-on

Faced with the infestation of millions of hectares of maize, most in the hands of smallholder farmers, and the relentless spread of Fall Armyworm (FAW) across most of Africa, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) launched today a comprehensive guide on the integrated pest management of the FAW on maize. The guide was developed with a… Read more »

Our Farms, Our Future conference this April features cover crop and soil health content

The the once-in-a-decade Our Farms, Our Future conference will be hosted by SARE and NCAT/ATTRA in St. Louis on April 3-5. This unique event will bring people together to have important conversations about the future of sustainable agriculture. Hundreds of people will be present, including farmers, ranchers, graduate students, researchers, NGO representatives, agency representatives and agribusiness professionals…. Read more »

Updated Sweet Corn Crop Profile available

A new Crop Profile for Sweet Corn in Canada, 2015 is available free to download from the Government of Canada Publications web site or through the Sweet Corn crop profile webpage. There are thirty-two Crop Profiles covering 38 crops created and maintained by the Pesticide Risk Reduction Program that are accessible for download on the… Read more »

New AgriLife Extension statewide cotton pest management guide is now available

Entomologists with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service have just released a new statewide guide on managing cotton insect pests, said one of its authors. Dr. Suhas Vyavhare, AgriLife Extension cotton entomologist at Lubbock, said The Cotton Insect Management Guide can be accessed online at http://bit.ly/2GZi5sI or can be downloaded free from the AgriLife Extension bookstore… Read more »

9th International IPM Symposium Concurrent Sessions Announced

Learn the latest about Invasive insects, biological controls, and other topics at the 9th International Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Symposium, March 19-22, 2018 at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland USA. Those who register by February 19 will pay a reduced price. Check here for a list of more than 40 concurrent sessions… Read more »