The new Wisconsin Monarch Collaborative (WMC) website, wimonarchs.org, was officially launched to the public as of yesterday, Tuesday, December 4. The WMC is the new centralized voice for monarch conservation in Wisconsin, bringing together agencies, industries, non-profits, and individuals who want to reverse monarch population declines by making Wisconsin a wonderful place for them to live… Read more »
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Charlie Kruzansky, associate vice president for government relations at Cornell University, received an Excellence in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Award Nov. 27 in Albany from the New York State IPM Program (NYSIPM). Kruzanski has helped educate North Country legislators about the western bean cutworm, convinced Long Island state senators to adopt IPM practices for athletic… Read more »
As of November 14th, the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) entered into a partnership with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) to collaborate around issues of healthy soils, clean water, climate stability, yield resilience, habitat for at-risk species and economic viability for farmers. “EDF and NCGA have been working together for many years,” says Suzy Friedman, EDF senior… Read more »
In this issue read about a webinar this week regarding Western IPM Center grants, the newly released and updated National IPM Roadmap, how western cities are vying to host USDA programs and funding news. Find the new issue here.
A study published in the November issue of Science investigated the mechanisms by which neonicotinoids impair bee colony growth. Researchers used an innovative robotic platform for real-time monitoring of worker bumblebee behavior to assess the impacts of field-realistic levels of imidacloprid, a common neonicotinoid. Neonicotinoids disrupted worker behavior in the nests, impairing nursing and caretaking… Read more »
USDA-NIFA is currently inviting online comments about ideas on what the top research, education, and extension priorities should be for NIFA. They have a simple online survey you can fill out in a few minutes to provide your input here.
The Pesticide Risk Tool (PRT), an online tool operated by IPM Institute to assess the potential risks of pesticide applications to non-target organisms including people and pollinators, was recently accepted as an affiliated project of the UN’s 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production. PRT is now included in the global database of… Read more »
Poster submissions are due by NOVEMBER 21st! PURPOSE The Great Lakes EXPO poster session is part of the concurrent educational program hosted by Michigan State University, the Michigan State Horticultural Society, and the Michigan Vegetable Council during the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Posters are meant to showcase current research… Read more »
The NYS IPM Program seeks nominations of people working in agricultural IPM (fruit, vegetables, ornamentals, and livestock and field crops) and in community IPM (schools, homes, landscapes, turf, and municipalities). New Yorkers involved in communicating about IPM through the media are also eligible. Candidates for an Excellence in IPM Award are individuals or organizations whose… Read more »
If you are interested in learning about the most recent research and control techniques/equipment for bed bug management, this is your opportunity for sure. The next NPMA/Bedbug Central Bed Bug Summit is to be held at the end of November 2018 in Denver! The presentations and exhibitors are the best to be offered in the… Read more »