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USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture Announces Support for Small Business Innovation Research

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced support for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) – Phase II program. The SBIR program was established under the Small Business Innovation Development Act of 1982 to address scientific problems and create opportunities in agriculture that could lead to significant… Read more »


New Online Courses Help K12 School Employees Make Schools Healthier Places to Learn MADISON, Wis., December 14, 2017 – Stop School Pests, a new online training program, is now available to school employees across the United States and beyond at www.StopSchoolPests.com. The training will help schools reduce pest complaints, pesticide use, and pest-related costs, and… Read more »

The Winter 2017 edition of PESPWire has been published

PESPWire, The e-bulletin of EPA’s Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program has been published. In this edition you will find the following articles: Pest Prevention: Steps Designers Can Take New Jersey School District Overcomes Pest Control Challenges Free School IPM Tools Maintaining Momentum for School IPM New Pest Practices Manual for Mosquito Control New and Updated IPM Resources

New issue of IPM Insights now available online

The November edition of IPM Insights from the Northeastern IPM Center is now available for download. In this edition you will find the following articles: An Introduction to Beneficial Organisms and Habitat Farmers, gardeners, homeowners, and land managers can cultivate rich habitats for beneficial organisms and suppress pests. Growers: Make Friends with the Good Bugs… Read more »

New articles from Connection, Newsletter of the North Central Integrated Pest Management Center

Area Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Advisor – Entomology http://www.ncipmc.org/connection/?p=4078 POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT University of California Cooperative Extension Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources Cooperative Extension Advisor Area Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Advisor – Entomology Serving Monterey, San Benito & Santa Cruz Counties AP #17-24 LOCATION HEADQUARTERS: Salinas, Monterey County, California SUBMISSION DATE: To assure full… Read more »

USDA Invests $2.5 Billion in Rural Electric Infrastructure

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that USDA is investing $2.5 billion in rural electric infrastructure improvements to help create jobs and support economic development in 27 states. “These significant investments will help develop and maintain modern, reliable electric infrastructure that businesses and rural communities need in a 21st Century economy,” Perdue said. “The loans… Read more »

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 »