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Single Intervention Cockroach Bait-Trapping Can Improve Clinical Asthma Outcomes

The low economic income areas of New Orleans and New York City have some of highest childhood asthma burdens. At the 2018 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) Congress in Orlando, FL,  Felicia A. Rabito, PhD, an epidemiologist Associate Professor at Tulane University, described strong preliminary clinically significant data supporting single intervention (cockroach… Read more »

Apply now for the 2018 Environmental Education Local Grant Program

Proposals are due March 15, 2018 Up to $3 million in funding for locally-focused environmental education grants is now available. EPA expects to award three to four grants in each of EPA’s ten Regions, for no less than $50,000 and no more than $100,000 each, for a total of 30-35 grants nationwide. Proposals are due… Read more »

USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture Invests in Exploratory Research

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today awarded grants to support the initial development of innovative ideas in agriculture and food production through the Exploratory Research Grants (ERG) program. Funding is made possible through NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) program, authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill…. Read more »

Request for Proposals in Community Integrated Pest Management

The New York State Integrated Pest Management (NYS IPM) Program helps New Yorkers address pest problems while minimizing environmental, health, and economic risks through the use of innovative biological, cultural, technological, and educational practices. Community IPM takes place in settings other than agricultural production—including, but not limited to school buildings, grounds and curriculum; structures; child… Read more »

North Central Integrated Pest Management Center announces FY18 Working Group Grants Program Awards

The FY18 NCIPMC Working Groups Grants Program will support 18 working groups that includes 15 continuing working groups and 3 new working group projects. NCIPMC working groups are self-selected, self-directed projects that expand our pest management network throughout the region and beyond. These groups have increased information exchange and expanded pest management knowledge to enhance… Read more »

EPA Pesticide Program Updates

In This Update: EPA Requests Nominations for Experts to Serve on the July 17-20, 2018 FIFRA SAP Panel on Resistance in Lepidopteran Pests to Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) Plant Incorporated Protectants On March 5, 2018, the Agency published a Federal Register notice (FRN) requesting nominations of experts to serve as ad hoc members on the July… Read more »

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 »