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Using Farm Bill Programs for Pollinator Conservation: Updated Document Released
July 1, 2015.
The Xerces Society has announced an updated version of its publication, Using Farm Bill Programs for Pollinator Conservation. Authored by multiple staff at both the Xerces Society and NRCS, these guidelines provide a concise summary of how Farm Bill conservation programs, such as the Environmental Quality Incentive Program or the Conservation Reserve Program, can be used to restore or enhance habitat for pollinators on working farms and private lands. Read it here. (PDF)

IPM Institute Seeks PARM Project Manager
June 29, 2015.
The IPM Institute has an open position for a Project Manager for our agricultural program in the Great Lakes Basin, the Partnership for Ag Resource Management project. The primary responsibilities of this position will include managing the program and building and maintaining strong relationships with both public and private partners. The ideal candidate will possess experience in agriculture and IPM with a detailed understanding of the ag retail industry. This position is located in downtown Madison, WI and includes a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. More.

IPM Institute Seeks Community IPM Project Manager
June 25, 2015.
The IPM Institute has an open position for a Community IPM Project Manager. Primary responsibilities will include providing leadership for and oversight of the organization’s community IPM programs, actively engaging the broader IPM community, and building and maintaining strong relationships with both federal and private funders. The ideal candidate will possess experience in the field of IPM with an understanding of issues related to structural and landscape IPM. This position is located in downtown Madison, WI and includes a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. More.

New Online Pesticide Research Tool Available June 25; NPIC Hosts Webinar to Unveil
June 24, 2015.
On Thursday June 25th, at 1:00 PM EST, the National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) will host a webinar on their new pesticide product research tool, NPIC Pesticide Research Online (NPRO). Located on the NPIC website and designed for professionals, the tool allows users to search for federally registered pesticide products by several criteria. Dynamic searching allows you to narrow the search results, and results include links to the most recent federal product label. Using the system requires some knowledge of pesticide terminology, including use sites, chemical synonyms, and pest names. The webinar is limited to the first 100 participants to log on. The webinar will also be recorded and NPIC will post a recording of the webinar within a week. To participate, please visit the NPIC webinar page on June 25, located here

IPM Institute Now Hiring!
June 22, 2015.
The IPM Institute of North America Inc., located in the heart of downtown Madison, WI., is now hiring for a mid level administrative position. The IPM Institute offers competitive wage and benefit packages including paid holidays/time off and health insurance to all full time employees. Employment Page.

Entomological Foundation Awards for the Medal of Honor and President's Prize: Open Call for Nominations
June 16, 2015. The Entomological Foundation (EF) has put out an open call for nominations for two awards: the Medal of Honor, the EF's highest award recognizing those who have made outstanding contributions toward fulfillment of the Foundation’s mission or entomological outreach, and the President's Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Primary and Secondary Education for educators who use insects in the classroom in primary or secondary education. The latter award includes a prize package valued at close to $2,000. The deadline to nominate someone for either award is July 1. Read about them here and here.

International Plant Protection Congress Final Planner Now Available
June 12, 2015. The XVIII. International Plant Protection Congress is being held in Berlin on August 24–27, 2015. Organized by the International Association for the Plant Protection Sciences (IAPPS) and several local organizations, the congress aims to address many of the key issues faced by farmers, governments and plant protection scientists in meeting the challenge of designing and implementing appropriate and sustainable plant protection measures. The final program planner of the Congress is now available online. More.

New Guide to Minimizing Pesticide Risk to Bees on Fruit Crops from MSU Extension
June 9, 2015. Michigan State University Extension has just released a new guide to help fruit growers protect pollinators. Entitled "Minimizing Pesticide Risk to Bees in Fruit Crops," the guide identifies potential pesticide risks to bees on fruit farms and suggests specific strategies that would minimize these risks. It draws on knowledge of bee biology, pesticide action and farming practices to provide advice on a series of common-sense practices growers can follow to reduce pesticide risk to bees. A list of insecticides and fungicides registered for use on fruit crops in the Midwest region provides a risk ranking for each product to allow growers, extension educators and crop consultants to make informed decisions to support bee populations on farms. More.

New IAQ Master Class Series Webinar: Effective Cleaning and Maintenance to Improve Health
June 2, 2015. The latest entry in the EPA's Indoor Air Quality Master Class Professional Training webinar series will be held on Thursday, June 4, at 12 PM CDT. Entitled "Clean Bill of Health: How Effective Cleaning and Maintenance Can Improve Health Outcomes in Your School," the webinar will cover green cleaning strategies, national tools and resources available to maintenance staff, common classroom bacteria hideouts, and more. Register here.

2015 IPM Symposium Presentations and Posters Now Available
May 27, 2015. Presentations and posters from the 2015 IPM Symposium are now available on the Symposium web site. Topics covered span the full breadth and width of integrated pest management, from agricultural and structural IPM perspectives to new technologies, pesticide impacts, and management techiques. The PDF document containing the Symposium's full proceedings with abstracts is also available here. More.

 

 

2015 IPM Innovator Awards Nomination Deadline Extended
July 1, 2015.
The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has extended their deadline for submitting nominations for its 2015 IPM Innovator Awards. The awards are presented to groups, organizations, or companies that develop and share innovative IPM practices. The nomination process is simple and easy, and groups may nominate themselves. More.

Upcoming TX Urban Wildlife Management Conference
June 29, 2015.
The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Dallas will host an Urban Wildlife Management conference July 29. The conference will take place from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. in Building C of the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, located at 17360 Coit Road in Dallas, and will discuss ways to successfully manage wildlife issues. Topics include coyotes, bobcats, birds, bats, small mammals, snakes, and diseases associated with wildlife. Lunch is included. Attendees certified with the Texas Animal Control Association (TACA) will receive CEU credit for attending the conference. CEU credits will also be available for technicians and certified applicator’s licensed with the Texas Department of Agriculture and Structural Pest Control Service. The cost is $30 per person and seating is limited. Attendees must preregister by July 23 to ensure a spot at the program and an accurate lunch count. More.

EPA School IPM Funding Opportunity Announced
June 26, 2015.
The Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) is soliciting proposals from eligible parties for an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cooperative agreement to provide financial assistance for School IPM projects. Eligible organizations are sought to provide education, training, resources, and technical assistance to increase Integrated Pest Management (IPM) implementation in kindergarten to 12th grade (K-12) public and tribal schools nationwide. The application deadline for this funding opportunity is August 21, 2015. More. (PDF)

Pre-Application Period Open for HUD Healthy Homes Technical Studies Grant Program
June 25, 2015.
The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced the pre-application period for its Healthy Homes Technical Studies grant program. The purpose of this program is to fund studies to improve HUD's and the public's knowledge of housing-related health and safety hazards and to improve or develop new hazard assessment and control methods, with a focus on key residential health and safety hazards. See the program section for information on Integrated Pest Management, applied bed bug research and third-hand smoke. The deadline to apply is July 16, 2015. More.

New Online Pesticide Research Tool Available June 25; NPIC Hosts Webinar to Unveil
June 24, 2015.
On Thursday June 25th, at 1:00 PM EST, the National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) will host a webinar on their new pesticide product research tool, NPIC Pesticide Research Online (NPRO). Located on the NPIC website and designed for professionals, the tool allows users to search for federally registered pesticide products by several criteria. Dynamic searching allows you to narrow the search results, and results include links to the most recent federal product label. Using the system requires some knowledge of pesticide terminology, including use sites, chemical synonyms, and pest names. The webinar is limited to the first 100 participants to log on. The webinar will also be recorded and NPIC will post a recording of the webinar within a week. To participate, please visit the NPIC webinar page on June 25, located here

International Congress of Entomology 2016 Symposia Announced
June 23, 2015.
The XXV International Congress of Entomology has announced the symposia for their 2016 event. Topic categories range from agricultural and forest entomology to IPM & sustainable agriculture, to urban entomology. Check out the symposia here.

Latest Edition of University of Arizona School & Home IPM Newsletter Now Available
June 10, 2015. The latest edition of the University of Arizona Pest Management Center's School & Home IPM Newsletter is now online. Features in this issue include pests on landscape plants, requested participation in a bed bug survey, new online school IPM training modules, and upcoming webinars and events! More. (PDF)

Latest Western IPM Center Newsletter Now Available
June 8, 2015. The Western IPM Center has released the latest issue of its newsletter, the Western Front. Topics covered in this issue include a new EPA proposal to mitigate pollinator exposure to acutely toxic pesticides, a new fully searchable coordinated-comment database on the Western IPM Center website, grazing guidelines for controlling weeds in the west, funding, job opportunities, and more. Read it here.

International Plant Protection Congress, August 24-27 in Berlin
June 5, 2015. The International Plant Protection Congress is being held in Berlin August 24-27. The Congress's program aims to address many of the key issues faced by farmers, governments and plant protection scientists in meeting the challenge of designing and implementing appropriate and sustainable plant protection measures. The international and multi-disciplinary Congress is organized by the International Association for the Plant Protection Sciences (IAPPS) and a number of local German organizations. More.

Penn State Seeks Assistant Professor in Managed Pollinator Biology, Health, and Ecology
June 4, 2015. Penn State is hiring for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in Pollinator Biology, Health and Ecology. This position is 60% research, 40% extension, and will be housed in the Penn State Department of Entomology and will be a very integral part of the Center for Pollinator Research. Applications should be submitted before August 31, 2015 to receive full consideration. Pennsylvania has a very diverse agricultural community, so Penn State is encouraging applications from people who have expertise in honey bees, non-Apis managed bees, and native bees. More.

Upcoming Webinar on Insect-Borne Diseases Affecting People
June 1, 2015. Dr. Nathan Burkett-Cadena from the University of Florida will be presenting a webinar on Insect-Borne Diseases Affecting People on Friday, June 5, at 1 PM CDT. Moderated by Christopher Becker and David Koon, Regional Extension Agents from Alabama Cooperative Extension System, the webinar will cover malaria, dengue fever, Chagas disease and river blindness, among others. Register here.

Penn State School IPM Newsletter for May 2015 Now Available
May 26, 2015. The latest School IPM newsletter is available from Penn State Extension. Featured in this issue: new IPM in childcare videos, school pest management websites, a spotlight on mosquitoes, May as asthma awareness month, and a new pests in buildings publication. More.

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