The Northeastern IPM Center seeking Extension Support Specialist
March 7, 2014.
The Northeastern IPM Center is hiring a support specialist to work with affordable housing providers as a consultant and a trainer for the StopPests in Housing Program, which aims to eliminate high-level infestations of public health pests from affordable housing. Deadline quickly approaching, March 14, 2014. Employment Page.
Workshops to Support Mid-Atlantic Hispanic Mushroom Growers Announced
March 5, 2014. As part of the Bringing IPM to the Hispanic Workforce in the Mid-Atlantic Mushroom Industry, Penn State Extension will be hosting workshops for the next two years, starting this April. Workshops on ipm practices, conducted in Spanish and English aim to reach a growing part of the PA farm workforce through outreach and training. More. en Español.
IPM Institute Part Time Project Team Member Opportunity
March 4, 2014. The IPM Institute is seeking an individual with excellent verbal and written communication skills for a part time position as project team member. This is an excellent entry level opportunity to interact on with IPM professionals, schools, farmers, food industry and government officials working to support adoption of integrated pest management practices. Employment Page.
Entry-Level Software Developer Position Available with the IPM Institute
February 19, 2014. This position offers an excellent opportunity to regularly interact with progressive professionals in pest management and with leading environmental organizations nationwide. The chosen candidate will be primarily responsible for development and maintenance of a web-based pesticide risk evaluation tool for agriculture, in addition to website and software maintenance. Flexible schedule, compensation $20-25/hour with benefits, commensurate with experience. Benefits available include health insurance, dental, SIMPLE IRA plan and paid time off. For more information, visit our Employment page.
Tree Fruit Specialist Position, Cornell Cooperative Extension
February 18, 2014. Now hiring for an expert in the tree fruit industry to connect growers and industry partners with the latest
on best practices. The area tree fruit specialist works closely with researchers to provide commercial fruit growers, producers, consultants and industry representatives to assess production and management practices that will enhance their profitability, promote environmental stewardship and sustain the growth of the fruit industry in Eastern New York. For more information, visit our Employment Page.
Pesticides May be More Dangerous than Testing Reveals
February 14, 2014. Most pesticide safety research focus solely on a pesticide's active ingredients, however a study published in BioMed Research International reveals that many pesticide formulations may be more dangerous than previously thought. The scientists found evidence that other “inert” compounds in a mixture can interact with active ingredients to increase the effect of a pesticide by several orders of magnitude. More.
Medical Entomologist Position at Texas Department of Health
February 6, 2014. The Texas Department of Health seeks a senior-level medical entomologist to perform consultative services, technical assistance, and field work relating to control of vector borne diseases. The chosen candidate will be responsible for developing policy, training programs, goals and long-term plans for Texas vector-control programs. For more information, visit our Employment Page.
Saluting “Healthy School Heroes”— March 18, National Healthy Schools Heroes Day
March 5, 2014. Dr. Mark Logan, Mike Matley, and Roger Young are all honored this year as champions of schools safety that demonstrate inspiration leadership and exemplary persistence in protecting children from school hazards. Read more about their outstanding achievements in protecting schools, the history of the award at the Lessons of the 1937 Texas School Explosion Blog.
USDA-ARS Logan Bee Lab seeking Post-doc in Bumble Bee Pathology
February 28, 2014. The USDA-ARS Pollinating Insects Research Unit (PIRU) in Logan, Utah is hiring a Research Associate to investigate the role of pathogens in bumble bee rearing and management to begin in summer 2014. Employment Page .
“Desire to Make a Difference” Earns Excellence in IPM Award for Pest Management Educator
February 19, 2014. Long time IPM Educator Ron Gardner wins the Excellence in IPM Award from the New York State IPM Program. Well known for his passion to protect human health and the environment through pesticide education, Gardner has organized a number of training sessions, classes and educational materials throughout his career, to further the goals of IPM not only in New York state, but in at least nine other states in the northern U.S. For more information, please visit the NY State IPM website or read the full article published by NY Sate IPM Program.
Co-Director Position Available at IPM Institute
February 18, 2014. IPM Institute seeks a co-director to work in partnership with the IPM Institute board and president to lead the organization. Candidates must possess extensive experience in IPM with a solid understanding of issues related to community IPM including public health/built environment and turf/landscape and have management experience. For more information, visit our Employment Page.
8th International IPM Symposium Call for Proposals
February 13, 2014. Organizers of the March 23-26, 2015 Symposium invite proposal submissions for mini-symposia and roundtable discussions. Sessions are organized into six tracks, including fruit and nut crops, rangeland/turf/landscapes/forestry, row and field crops, specialty crops, urban and structural, and vegetable crops. Proposals must be submitted by April 25, 2014. More.
Museum Pests Event: March 27-28
February 10, 2014. The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation will host a two-day conference, workshop and poster session highlighting the latest in IPM for museums, libraries, archives and historic sites. The event will focus on four main themes: implementation, monitoring and control, treatment and remediation, and IPM policy, health and safety. More.
Project Team Member Position Available at IPM Institute
February 5, 2014. IPM Institute seeks a project team member to assist with a potato sustainability project and develop outreach for a pesticide risk mitigation software tool. Other responsibilities include outreach for an advocacy organization, IPM Voice. Knowledge of sustainable agriculture, food supply chain and IPM practices strongly preferred. For more information, visit our Employment Page
Project Team Member Position at the IPM Institute
January 30, 2014. IPM Institute seeks a project team member to assist with responsibilities relating to school IPM certification for pest management professionals, among other current projects. Duties include outreach and communications to IPM partners and participants, preparing technical reports, database and website maintenance, phone reception, and general administrative support. For more information, visit our Employment Page.
New Evidence for Pesticide Exposure in Children, Adults
February 10, 2014. A new study published in Environmental Science & Technology finds evidence of pyrethroid exposure in two-thirds of adults and children tested. The effect of chronic low-level exposure to pyrethroids is not well understood. The study also finds traces of chlorpyrifos metabolites, a pesticide banned for household use in 2001, in the majority of samples taken study participants. More.