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Zika Top Questions and Answers from ASTHO

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) released last month a rather large Q&A document on Zika. Not had time to digest it completely, but it does provide some good questions and responses that may be useful to you and others. http://www.astho.org/Infectious-Disease/Top-Questions-On-Zika-Simple-Answers-Developed-by-ASTHO/


USDA NIFA Announces the Availability of the Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program (MSP)

The purpose of this competitive undergraduate scholarship grant program is to increase the multicultural diversity of the food and agricultural scientific and professional workforce, and advance the educational achievement of all Americans by providing competitive grants to colleges and universities. Who is eligible to apply: 1862 Land-Grant Institutions, 1890 Land-Grant Institutions, 1994 Land-Grant Institutions, Hispanic-Serving… Read more »


The Western IPM Center September Newsletter, The Western Front, is Now Available

In this issue of The Western Front you will find information on funding opportunities, trainings and webinars, meetings and conferences, IPM jobs and scholarships. You will also find articles on the following: Soil Solarization in the Pacific Northwest Powdery Mildew in Oregon Hops Western IPM Center Grants Coming Soon IPM Equals Organic for Beneficial Bugs EPA… Read more »


The Northeastern IPM Center Announces Request for Applications for IPM Partnership Grants

Center to award up to $250,000 for winning projects The Northeastern Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Center announces the availability of funding through its IPM Partnership Grants Program, supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Up to $250,000 in total will be available for 2018, with a maximum of $50,000 per award, to… Read more »


Online Submission of Poster Abstracts for the 9th International IPM Symposium Is Now Open

Use this opportunity to share your integrated pest management (IPM) work. Submit a poster for the 9th International IPM Symposium that will be held March 19–22, 2018, in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Poster abstracts should be submitted online at https://ipmsymposium.org/2018/posters.html between September 5 and November 13, 2017 for full consideration. The abstract must contain an accurate… Read more »


NIFA Announces Support for Future Agricultural Science Professionals

NIFA Invests $12.6 Million to Train More Than 100 Future Agricultural Science Professionals The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced $12.6 million to support the training of 55 doctoral candidates and 52 postdoctoral scholars. Funding is made through NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), authorized by the… Read more »


IPM Enhancement Grant application period is now OPEN

The Southern IPM Center is pleased to announce the release of the 2018 Request for Applications (RFA) for the IPM Enhancement Grants. Deadline for proposals is Friday, November 3, 2017 at 5 PM EST. The IPM Enhancement Grants Program (IPMEP) is a foundational mechanism used by SIPMC to address important issues affecting the region that has… Read more »


NCIPMC releases FY18 Working Group Grants Program Request for Applications

The North Central Integrated Pest Management Center (NCIPMC) is pleased to announce the release of our Working Group Grants Program Request for Applications. This program seeks proposals from self-selected, self-directed groups to support collaboration among diverse audiences to address regional IPM priorities. Proposals may request up to $20,000 to support their working group activities. The… Read more »


Browntail Moth Looms Again in the Northeast

Browntail Moth According to the Maine Forest Service, it’s one of the worst, major widespread outbreaks in over one hundred years. Read the Report on Browntail Moth Expert Talks about the Latest on Vector Borne Diseases and Answers Your Questions Too We’ve asked the experts to join us online for an hour of dialogue about… Read more »


USDA Announces $400,000 to Support Ag Science Entrepreneurs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced the availability of $400,000 through a new competition to help university researchers bring their discoveries to the marketplace. The Innovations in Food and Agricultural Science and Technology (I-FAST) competition is a joint initiative of NIFA and the National Science Foundation (NSF)…. Read more »