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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 »


New IPM Fact Sheet: Geese on School Grounds

The New York State IPM program at Cornell University has produced a new IPM fact sheet on nuisance geese, an increasing problem for schools and other facilities throughout much of the United States and southern Canada. Issues with geese include messy accumulations of feces, degraded water quality, the potential for disease transmission, traction issues on… Read more »


Upcoming Webinar to Assist in Submitting Suggestions for FY 2017 Farm Bill Section 10007 Funding Consideration

The North Central IPM Center is offering a webinar to assist with submitting a suggestion for Fiscal Year 2017 Farm Bill Section 1007 funding consideration. The hour-long session will show attendees the submission process and provide time for asking questions.  The webinar will be held on Wednesday, July 13 at 11AM EDT.  The Farm Bill… Read more »


OECD Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation 2016 Report Now Available

The Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation 2016 report is now available from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).  This annual publication provides information on policy developments and related support to agriculture in OECD countries and selected partner economies, measured with the OECD Producer Support Estimate methodology. Countries covered by the report represent almost… Read more »


New Guide to IPM for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug in Orchard Crops

The Stop BMSB team has produced a new guidance document for orchard growers faced with controlling brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB). With funding from USDA’s Specialty Crop Research Initiative, Stop BMSB seeks research solutions to help growers manage this invasive and troublesome pest. This guidance document, authored by the BMSB SCRI CAP Orchard Crop Commodity… Read more »