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July 2017 Issue of IPM Insights now Available as a Downloadable PDF

In this month’s issue you will find articles such as: How to Tell Pests to Stay Away Exclusion, or prevention–it’s a fundamental principle of IPM, but why does it matter and how does one do it? Preventing Deer from Becoming Pests Experts are using IPM techniques to prevent deer from destroying ecosystems. Exclusion: The Case of SWD Exclusion… Read more »


Updated Chickpea, Lentil & Potato Crop Profiles Available

New crop profiles for Chickpea, Lentil and Potato are available free to download from the Government of Canada Publications web site or through the 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 Government of Canada Publications… Read more »


New Resources Released for National Pollinator Week

How can growers help bees and ensure they get reliable pollination for their crops? That question is being addressed by the Integrated Crop Pollination Project, which is celebrating National Pollinator Week, June 19-25, by highlighting new training videos, crop pollination fact sheets and series of recorded webinars that are available for farmers. The Integrated Crop… Read more »


New Resources from the National Pesticide Information Center

Poison Prevention Week is this week! Click here for more information Over 170 contacts have been added to the list of NPIC Vector Control Agencies across the nation! New Videos English: Can Pesticides Be Poured into Smaller Containers? Spanish: ¿Se pueden verter los pesticidas en un recipiente mas pequeno? Should I Use Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth (DE) to Kill… Read more »


New Video Series Asks, “Why IPM?”

The Northeastern IPM Center (NEIPMC) has created a new video series that poses the question, “Why IPM?” Throughout this series, the NEIPMC talks with a diversity of individuals from various groups to hear what they have to say about Integrated Pest Management (IPM).  The goal of the series is to work toward a common understanding… Read more »


Upcoming Canadian Webinar Series on Spotted-wing Drosophila (Fruit Fly)

The appearance in Canada in 2009 of the Spotted-wing drosophila (SWD), Drosophila suzukii, has meant lost revenues for fruit growers and challenges for the crop specialists they rely on. Research activities underway provincially, at universities and within Agricultural and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) are helping to shed light on the behavior and biology of this pest… Read more »


New Webinar Series on Specialty Crop Pollination

The majority of U.S. specialty crop growers depend on bees for pollination of their crops. Growers know that without adequate pollination, they would not be profitable. But what are the best pollination strategies for fruit, vegetable, and nut crops? What farm management practices can growers use to support bees and the crop pollination they provide?… Read more »


Pesticide Risk Reduction Strategy Updates from AAFC Pest Management Centre

The Pest Management Centre (PMC) at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) has new information available online. Three Pesticide Risk Reduction Strategies from the Risk Reduction Program have been updated: •         Foliar insect pests of prairie field crops •         Integrated weed management in field vegetables •         Downy mildew in cucumber New information is also available about… Read more »


PERC Releases Worker Protection Standard Manual for Trainers of Agricultural Workers & Pesticide Handlers

The Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC) in conjunction with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proud to announce the publication of the highly anticipated resource, National Worker Protection Standard: A Manual for Trainers of Agricultural Workers and Pesticide Handlers. The purpose of this manual is to provide guidance for training agricultural workers and pesticide… Read more »


New Translations of EPA’s “Read the Label First” Factsheets Now Available

EPA’s “Read the Label First” fact sheets are now available in six new languages: Korean, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese and Chinese (simplified and traditional).  The “Read the Label First” factsheets are a series of brochures that aim to promote safe pesticide use and hazard reduction for kids, pets, the garden and the household.  They provide… Read more »