Intro to IPM Webinars Available Online
November 20, 2014. Michigan State University's “Integrated Pest Management Academy” is now offering a wide range of free online webinars for basic IPM information. The webinars, ranging from soil health 101 to plant pathology and entomology topics, are available here online for viewing anytime. Credits are available for Michigan applicators after viewing the webinars. More.
Friends of IPM Nomination Deadline Approaching
November 12, 2014. Nominations for the Southern IPM Center's “Friends of Southern IPM Awards” are open for one more month, until December 12, 2014. Nominations for innovative technologies, research projects, excellence in IPM education, beginning educators, IPM implementation, and lifetime achievement should all be an essay about the nominee's qualifications and reason for deserving the award. Details on individual award categories, past winners, and prizes can be found in the Southern IPM Center's call for nominations. More.
8th International IPM Symposium Updates
November 10, 2014. Symposium organizers are now seeking nominations for IPM Achievement Awards, abstract proposals for poster presentations, and registration for exhibitors and sponsors. Poster submissions for the March 23-26, 2015 Symposium are due Monday, January 5, 2015. Award nominations are due December 1, 2014. More.
University of Vermont Hiring Lab Research Technician
November 6, 2014. Now hiring an experienced in horticulture and pest management researcher for a full time lab tech position at the University of Vermont. Duties include report writing, grant proposals, designing studies and experiments, field work, lab work and post harvest research projects as well as orchard care. Employment Page.
NPMA Now Hiring
November 4, 2014. The National Pest Management Association (NPMA), located out of Fairfax, VA is now hiring for a position in their state and regulatory affairs programs. Employment Page.
“The Western Front” September 2014 Edition
November 3, 2014. The Western Region IPM Center's monthly newsletter, “The Western Front”, November 2014 is now available. Featured items include, current available funding opportunities, information on the Western IPM Center's school IPM initiatives and updates on the Emerald Ash Borer efforts in Colorado . This publication is available free by email subscription or by visiting the Western IPM Center's new website.
2015 Healthy Schools Hero Nominations
October 28, 2014. In remembrance of the 1937 Texas school explosion, March 18 has been adoped nationally as Healthy Schools Heroes Day; a day to honor a s cience educator, professional in public health, school health, environmental health, facilities management, IAQ, IPM, school security, asthma educators, first responders, school administrators, nurses, advocates, parents and or students who have been inspirational leaders working to protect children in their local schools. Nominations and stories about the leaders are due January 15, 2015. More.
Nominate for “IPM Achievement Awards”
October 27, 2014. The 8th International IPM Symposium is seeking nominations for individuals, organizations, businesses, teams, consultants, growers, and municipalities who have demonstrated outstanding efforts towards implementing IPM practices that minimize risks and costs to people and the environment. Nominations are due by December 1, 2014. More.
Sysco Honors Supplier Sustainability Efforts
October 24, 2014. Sysco honored Red Gold, Inc., as a top supplier with their 2014 Sysco Supplier Excellence Awards Program, honoring the tomato canning and producer with this year's Supplier Sustainability Award. Red Gold was selected due to their commitment to a responsible supply chain, including, plant energy upgrades, IPM use, tree farm development, and their responsible uses of fertilizer, water and fuel for production. More.
Northeastern IPM Center Pollinator Webcast Available
November 21, 2014. The Northeastern IPM Center's recent discussion including speakers from USDA Agricultural Research Service, NRDC, and the US EPA, covering pollinators and IPM is now available for streaming online. Addressing the question, “what is the appropriate role for IPM on the issue of pollinators?”, speakers Thomas Moriarty, Jeff Pettis, Jennifer Sass and Steve Young shared facts and recent developments in policy and scientific research. The live event held on November 12, 2014 was attended by over 300 people, and can now be watched online. Watch the web broadcast.
Northeastern IPM Center Hiring: 2 Open Positions
November 14, 2014. The Northeastern IPM Center is now hiring for two different positions. Both jobs, the grants and partnerships coordinator position, and the StopPests trainer position, can be applied for through the Cornell Taleo System. Both positions require advanced communications skills, as they require working on teams as well as facilitating other staff. Employment Page.
IPM Communication Specialist Wanted
November 11, 2014. North Central IPM Center (NCIPMC) is now hiring for a communication specialist to write NCIPMC communications, educational materials, bulletins, newsletters, articles and other publications for both the IPM Community and educational purposes (outreach). Employment Page.
New York State IPM Annual Review
November 11, 2014. The 2013-2014 New York State IPM Program, “The year in review” annual review is ready for download on the NY SIPM website . Featured articles include, use of APPS in crop production, wildlife management, bed bug control, SWD impacts, and new developments in farm record keeping technologies. More.
2014 UW Ex. Pest Management Meeting Series
November 7, 2014 . November 10-20, 2014, the University of Wisconsin Extension Integrated Pest and Crop Management Program will host update meetings throughout Wisconsin to provide latest details on crop pest management. The sessions, each featuring a different speaker, will focus on IPM updates by crop and other topics including herbicide resistance, sprayer technology, pest management mobile website and problem solving skills for pest issues on WI field crops. Pre registration encouraged, see website for more details, and schedule.
IPM Institute Now Hiring !
November 5 , 2014. The IPM Institute is seeking top level managers for community IPM and agricultural resource management positions. Both positions seek candidates with the ability to envision change to work creatively to lead project development, fundraising, project management, strategic planning and outreach. More information and full position descriptions are available on the Employment Page.
UC IPM seeking Content Development Supervisor
November 4, 2014. University of California Statewide Integrated Pest management Program (UC IPM), is seeking a qualified candidate to manage and outreach team in production of informational products, communications, and development of web/print training materials. Employment Page.
Webinar for Partnership Grants Program
October 29, 2014. The Northeastern IPM Center will host webinars on October 30 (1-2pm ET), and on November 13 (2-3 ET) to answer questions about specific projects being submitted for the Partnership Grants Program. Registration is required . More materials and pre-recorded webinars that answer general questions can be found on the Center's website. More.
Pollinators and IPM Webinar
October 28, 2014. The Northeastern IPM Center will host, "Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Pollinators: What is the appropriate role for IPM on the issue of pollinators?",a discussion format in a live-streaming event. The discussion to be held on November 12, 10.30am to 12.00pm (ET) will bring together speakers from the USDA Agricultural Research Service, the Natural Resources Defense Council, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, and the US Environmental Protection Agency to provide updates on current pollinator topics and issues. Online registration.
$16 Million in Grants for Integrated Pest Management Programs
October 23, 2014. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) recently awarded $16 million in grant funding for IPM research and extension through the Crop Protection Management Program (CPPM). Grants were awarded for IPM adoption, implementation, research and extension projects which have goals aligned with the National IPM Roadmap for Integrated Pest Management . Information about all 83 funded projects can be found online. More.