EPA Solicits School IPM Grant Proposals for 2013
June 17, 2013. The EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs is soliciting proposals for new school IPM assistance agreements for projects that further the implementation of verifiable IPM in and around public and tribal schools. EPA anticipates funding approximately three projects with a maximum funding level of $250,000 per project. Applications are due July 29, 2013. More.
CT NOFA Hosting Organic Lawn and Turf Workshop
June 13, 2013. The Connecticut Northeast Organic Farming Association (CT NOFA) is hosting an organic lawn and turf workshop in Waterbury, Connecticut on July 26, 2013 from 9-5:00. Attendees will receive a free textbook and lawn signs, and network with others who are ready to adopt organic lawn care practices today. Cost is $80 per person. More.
Administrative Assistant Position Available with IPM Institute
June 6, 2013. The IPM Institute of North America is looking for an administrative assistant to add to our staff.
This is an excellent opportunity to interact on a regular basis with farmers, food industry and IPM professionals, and officials at federal and state agencies working to support adoption of IPM practices. Duties include bookkeeping, financial reporting, coordinating communications with vendors, partners and participants, website maintenance, phone reception, general clerical and administrative support. Flexible schedule, 30 to 36 hours per week. More.
Free IPM Consultation and Training from StopPests in Housing
June 6, 2013. StopPests in Housing is providing free consultation and training on IPM for affordable housing. Participating housing providers implement IPM with a StopPests consultant at a pilot site. Qualifying sites could host an on-site training. StopPests consultants plan to work with 70 more properties over the next three years. More.
2012 NCUE Proceedings Available Online
June 6, 2013. The Proceedings from the 2012 National Conference on Urban Entomology are available as a PDF on the NCUE website. More.
TIPMAPS to Hold Annual Meeting Jointly with ESA
June 3, 2013. The Texas IPM Affiliates for Public Schools (TIPMAPS) will hold their annual meeting on November 13, 2013 in Austin, Texas. This CEU-granting educational program will feature entomologists speaking on various topics including delusions of parasitosis, mosquitoes, pyrethroid label changes and fire ants, bed bugs, and rodent management around schools. Advanced registration is $100 (includes lunch) and $125 for onsite registration. More.
Purdue Issues New Publication on Fungicides
May 30, 2013. A new guide available through Purdue Extension, Fungicides for Field Crops, was designed to help farmers make fungicide-related decisions. The guide was edited by specialists from five universities. It includes photos and covers fungicide use topics including different modes of action, how to use them in various crops and ways for farmers to test efficacy through their own on-farm trials. Cost is $19 and it can be ordered through Purdue Extension's The Education Store by searching for ID-455.
May School IPM 2015 eNewsletter Now Available
May 29, 2013. The May issue of the School IPM 2015 eNewsletter is now available. This issue includes the following articles: Take the Sting out of Fire Ants, Southern Region Turf Management, and Mole Management Strategies. More.
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The Gazette Publishes Article on Colorado Schools and EPA's IPM Program
June 12, 2013. The Gazette, a Colorado Springs newspaper, published an article on the Colorado schools that are working with Colorado State University Extension and the US EPA to implement IPM programs. Fifteen of the largest districts in Colorado, including Colorado Springs School District 11, are participating in the EPA's program. In recent weeks, a team of experts from the EPA and the CSU Extension inspected buildings in District 11 others. More.
Project Assistant Position Available with IPM Institute
June 11, 2013. The IPM Institute of North America is looking for a project assistant to add to our staff. Current projects include promotion of IPM concepts, sustainable agriculture, pesticide risk assessment, IPM evaluation and certification. Duties include phone reception, website maintenance, coordinating communications with partners and participants, and general clerical and administrative support. Flexible schedule, 30 or more hours per week. More.
CA DPR Accepting Nominations for IPM Innovator Awards
June 11, 2013. The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) is accepting nominations for its 2013 IPM Innovator Awards. Nominations will be accepted until July 1, 2013. These awards are presented to organizations that demonstrate their dedication to IPM through the development and promotion of innovative methods to address agricultural and urban pest management challenges. More.
Upcoming Educational Webinars from eXtension
June 4, 2013. Several educational webinars are being hosted by eXtension in June 2013. Don't Bug Me Webinar: Get Rid of Those Bed Bugs is scheduled for June 7 at 2 pm EDT. Dr. Dini Miller will give research-based advice on how to get rid of bed bugs. A mosquito prevention and management webinar is scheduled for June 13 at 11 am EDT. Dr. Michael Merchant will cover mosquito biology, basic approaches to mosquito prevention and control, and the latest on safe repellents. Dr. Scott Hygnstrom will present Dealing with Deer on June 21 at 11 am CDT.
ESA Annual Meeting Scheduled for November 10-13
June 3, 2013. The Entomological Society of America will hold its annual meeting on November 10-13, 2013 in Austin, Texas. This year's theme is Science Impacting a Connected World. Rates for attending include early-bird and on-site registrations. Cost for ACEs who register before September 23 is $455. Others pay $635 for early-bird and $765 for late registration. More.
UNL App for Pesticide Applicators Keeps Records
June 3, 2013. A new app, called Pesticide Record Keeping (PeRK), developed by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Pesticide Safety Education Program will help farmers and pesticide applicators keep electronic application records. Records are saved within the app on the mobile device and can be emailed or saved on a computer. Download the free app from the Google Play store or Apple App store.
USAID Examining IPM Research Priorities e-Consultation
May 29, 2013. USAID's Bureau for Food Security is hosting an e-consultation on June 4-7, 2013 to examine IPM research priorities. This e-forum will bring together agricultural research and development professionals to examine the capacity of US Title XII universities in IPM research, with a view towards long-term sustainability and impact in Feed the Future focus countries. Participant input will help inform USAID in the design of a new Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on IPM. More.
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