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February 8, 2016
2016 National Conference on Urban Entomology

Highlights include topical papers and symposia, including a day-long ant symposium. The conference will take place May 22–25 in Albuquerque, NM. Deadlines for awards and papers have been extended to March 1.

February 1, 2016
Integrated Tick Management Symposium: Solving America's Tick-Borne Disease Problem

Plan to join the CDC, the Entomological Society of America, and the IPM Institute of North America for this Symposium to be held in Washington, D.C. on May 16–17, 2016.

January 28, 2016
Northeast Small Fruit IPM Working Group Releases Strawberry PMSP

The Northeast Small Fruit IPM Working Group has released an updated Pest Management Strategic Plan for strawberry in the Northeast.

January 21, 2016
Summit on New Technology in Apple Scab and Fire Blight Management

A day-long summit for Northeast fruit growers will discuss advances and practices in the management of apple scab and fire blight. Sponsored by Red Tomato and advisors from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the session will take place on March 14, 2016 in Hyde Park, NY.

January 20, 2016
EPA Opens Public Comment Period on the First of Four Preliminary Risk Assessments for Insecticides Potentially Harmful to Bees

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has opened the 60-day public comment period for its preliminary pollinator risk assessment for imidacloprid in a Federal Register notice published today.

January 19, 2016
Webinar on 2016 OREI and ORG Request for Applications

USDA will host a webinar to discuss the request for application to two NIFA organic grant programs on Thursday February 11, 2016, from 1:00–2:30 p.m. eastern time.

January 14, 2016
Scientist sees weeds as indicators of climate change
Scientist sees weeds as indicators of climate change

People allergic to ragweed suffer weeks of coughing, sneezing, and plain misery.

January 14, 2016
National forum on climate and pests
National forum on climate and pests

With recent changes in climate, weeds, insects, and diseases could become more significant.

January 14, 2016
Climate change is the elephant in the room
Climate change is the elephant in the room

I recently talked to a scientist and a corporate official about climate change, and it reminded me of the story about the blind people describing an elephant.

January 14, 2016
Resources January 2016
Resources January 2016

Resources from the January 2016 issue of IPM Insights.

January 14, 2016
Pests a top concern for USDA Northeast Climate Hub
Pests a top concern for USDA Northeast Climate Hub

David Hollinger, the director of the Northeast Climate Hub, recently visited Cornell University and highlighted opportunities for collaborative research.

January 14, 2016
Climate change and uh, hopperburners?--arriving
Climate change and uh, hopperburners?--arriving

Growers call it “hopperburn,” and scientists warn it’s a sign of things to come. 

January 14, 2016
Climate Change Effects
Climate Change Effects

“Climate change could lead to losses on a scale never before experienced.” Insurance Information Institute.

January 11, 2016
Agricontrol 2016 Conference Announces Call for Papers

AGRICONTROL 2016: The 5th IFAC Conference on Sensing, Control, and Automation for Agriculture aims to bring together scientists, engineers, students, and others working in the areas of sensing, control, automation, and mechanization to share their latest results. Submission deadline for papers is March 16, 2016.

December 20, 2015
Successfully Establishing Plants for Pollinators

This conference is scheduled for February 26, 2016 at Jones Auditorium, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven, Connecticut. Attendance is limited so please register in advance.

September 28, 2015
Outreach and Education, Technical Assistance, and Financial Education for FSA Programs, Functions, and Activities

USDA Farm Service Agency. Supports nonprofits and public higher education institutions to improve farmer education on topics such as financial training, value-added production, recordkeeping, property inheritance, and crop production practices. Total funding: $2,500,000. Deadlines: 1/22/16, 3/18/16, 5/27/16.

Job Opportunities

January 6, 2016
Job Opportunity: Extension Associate in Integrated Weed Management at Penn State

The Extension Associate will develop and implement a program that focuses on Integrated Weed Management and help manage the weed ecology and management laboratory at Penn State University. Apply by Feb 15, 2016.