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USDA Aims to Improve Food and Nutrition Education for Low-Income Communities

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced support to develop local and self-reliant food systems, such as farm to table enterprises that bring nutritious food to low-income communities. This funding is available through NIFA’s Community Food Projects Competitive Grant Program, authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. “This… Read more »


New online Integrated Pest Management course available from Michigan State University

The Desire to Learn Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Academy is an interactive, online program designed to provide a comprehensive and convenient online learning experience. This self-paced course features university experts and a full-service help center with 24/7 technical support. Current topics include: •An introduction to IPM •IPM resources at MSU •Plant science •Soils 101 •Identifying… Read more »


The September Issue of Southern Region IPM News, A publication of the Southern IPM Center, is now Available!

Southern Region IPM News posts a collection of headlines from news sources throughout the Southern Region. Some of the news provided here may also be national, such as notices about upcoming EPA or NIFA webinars or national events that affect this region. In the 09/20/2017 edition: • Updated Pesticide Label Review Manual Now Available •… Read more »


Bed Bugs in Chicago: Expert Webinar Series

Ask the experts! The Midwest Pesticide Center is hosting an afternoon series of free webinars, diving into different aspects of Chicago’s bed bug epidemic. Bringing Chicago’s bed bug experts straight to your computer, presenters will discuss practical steps for preventing and treating bed bug infestations. Each FREE, 45 minute presentation will be followed by an… Read more »


The National Education Association Presents “A Safer Way to Keep Schools Pest Free”

NEA partnership brings integrated pest management training to school custodians and staff to ensure safer school environments for students. Every day school custodians face challenges in their efforts to foster safe, healthy learning environments. Pest control can be one of the toughest challenges. Allowing pests to take up residence in schools is out of the… Read more »


The August Edition of Southern Region IPM News has been Published

The Southern Region IPM News posts a collection of headlines from news sources throughout the Southern Region. Some of the news provided here may also be national, such as notices about upcoming EPA or NIFA webinars or national events that affect this region. In the 08/09/2017 edition: • Webinar: Privet Biology and Management in Southeastern… Read more »


Now On-Demand: Green Cleaning in Schools Webinar

The webinar Green Cleaning for Improved Health: The Return on Investment of Green Cleaning in Schools now can be viewed online! Learn how to— Incorporate evidence-based green cleaning techniques and best practices into a comprehensive system for achieving indoor environmental health. Utilize data tracking and evaluation strategies to develop a business case, a value proposition… Read more »


Update from the Pesticide Risk Reduction Program of AAFC’s PMC

The Pesticide Risk Reduction Program has posted a wrap-up of the Greenhouse floriculture strategy. All strategies are listed here. A new crop profile for Field Pea is available free to download from the Government of Canada Publications web site or through the Crop profile webpage. Links to the most up-to-date versions of all available Crop… Read more »


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 »