Seeking Full-Time Project Team Member, Sustainable Food Group
April 24, 2015. The IPM Institute is seeking a full-time Project Team Member for support in improving sustainability in agriculture and communities through Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Responsibilities include contributing to the development and operation of sustainability programs for national food companies and their supply chains. Flexible schedule, 36 - 40 hours per week, hourly compensation commensurate with skills and experience. Benefits include paid vacation and retirement plan. Located in downtown Madison, on bus routes. More.
Pollinators Are Center Stage in April 2015 Edition of Northeastern IPM Center Newsletter
April 24, 2015. The April 2015 edition of IPM Insights is now available and is devoted entiredly to pollinator health and pollinator friendly IPM strategies. This issue is available as a downloadable newsletter in PDF or iBook format, designed for Ipad. More.
PA Extension's Spring 2015 IPM Newsletter Now Available
April 21, 2015. Penn State Extension's IPM Newsletter's spring edition is now available online. Topics include a new vegetable grower IPM manual focusing on biocontrol, green cleaning, a new online resource for fighting the Asian Longhorned Beetle, and more. Read it here.
Bed Bug World Domination: The Story So Far
April 17, 2015. A new book by Brooke Borel from the University of Chicago Press tells the fascinating story of the lovable arthropod that has stealthily crept into so many of our bedrooms (and so many of our hearts): the bed bug. Infested: How the Bed Bug Infiltrated Our Bedrooms and Took Over the World reviews the biological and cultural history of bed bugs and examines their astounding adaptability. Read NPR's feature on the book here.
New Bed Bug IPM Webinar for Primary Care Healthcare Providers
April 15, 2015. A new bed bug IPM webinar for health care professionals is now available online. The Pennsylvania IPM Program (PA IPM) and the National Nursing Centers Consortium (NNCC) partnered to create “Bed Bugs: A Healthy Homes and Integrated Pest Management Perspective for Primary Care Providers”. Targeted to nurses as well as other medical professionals, the webinar is eligible for one prescribed Continuing Medical Education credit (CME) through the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Watch it here.
MSU Extension Holding Weekly IPM Meetings for Fruit Growers Starting April 13
April 9, 2015. Starting Monday, April 13 and running through June, Michigan State University Extension will be holding free IPM meetings for fruit growers at Bjorge's Fruit Acres Farm, south of Coloma, in southwest Michigan. The meetings will be attended by tree fruit, grape and blueberry growers as well as area crop consultants. Current crop conditions in the region will be reviewed along with any upcoming concerns in fruit production related to weather forecasts, crop development and emerging insect and disease issues. More.
Reducing Chemical Accidents in Schools: A New Report from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
April 20, 2015. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry collaborated with the Interstate Chemical Threats Workgroup (ICTW) to sponsor a series of webinars on reducing exposures to pesticides, mercury, cleaning products, and science lab chemicals in schools. Their goal was to deepen their understanding of the factors that influence school-related chemical incidents and to identify methods to reduce their occurrence. Their findings are now available in a new report here.
Laurel Wilt Conference Early Registration Deadline Extended to May 1st
April 16, 2015. The Conference on Laurel Wilt Disease and Natural Ecosystems will be held June 16-18, 2015 in Coral Springs, Florida. Laurel wilt is one of the most damaging invasive exotic tree diseases to affect forests in North America. Current estimates show hundreds of millions of trees have died, with multiple significant radiating effects on ecosystem structure and functions, endangered species and cultural impacts. This conference provides a timely opportunity for the research community, agencies, and land and natural resource managers to gather and address this rapidly expanding threat. Early bird registration for the event has been extended to May 1st; register today to get the discounted rate, as space is limited. Register.
70th SWCS International Annual Conference Preliminary Program Now Available
April 15, 2015. The Soil and Water Conservation Society's 70th International Annual Conference is scheduled for July 26-29, 2015 in Greensboro, NC. The conference will provide a forum to celebrate past conservation accomplishments as well as share and promote science-based knowledge on critical, current issues facing soil, water, and environmental sustainability. The preliminary program for the conference has just been released and is available here.
April 2015 Edition of Western IPM Center E-Newsletter Now Available
April 7, 2015. The latest issue of the Western Front, the Western IPM Center's e-newsletter, is now available online. Topics covered in this issue include WSU IPM hero Carrie Foss, EPA updates on neonicotinoids and bee health, current grant opportunities and a batch of new evaluation modules for the IPM Assessment Toolkit. Read online here.
EPA Recognizes Healthy Schools Day with a Nod to School IPM
April 7, 2015. Today is National Healthy School's Day and the EPA is spreading the word about the importance of School IPM in protecting children's health. The EPA is emphasizing that IPM is a smart, sensible and sustainable approach to pest control that focuses on addressing the underlying issues that make schools attractive to pests. Read about the EPA's School IPM efforts and resources here.
New EPA Indoor Air Quality Webinar for Smart, Sensible Pest Management in Schools: Thursday, April 16
March 27, 2015. The latest installment in the Indoor Air Quality webinar series is now open for registration. Entitled "Smart, Sensible Pest Management in Your School," it will take place on Thursday April 16 from 1-2 PM EDT and is presented by the EPA and the School Health and Indoor Environments Leadership Development (SHIELD) Network. Learn tips for improving asthma and health outcomes, managing pests through proven least-risk methods, and establishing or improving an IPM plan for your school. Register.