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November 23, 2015
IPM Wheels Poster
IPM Wheels Poster

This poster shows IPM steps for agriculture and for structures and communities in an informative, graphical format.

November 16, 2015
Resistance management the topic of highly needed IPM training session in the Northeast
Resistance management the topic of highly needed IPM training session in the Northeast

The University of Massachusetts is offering a new professional development program aimed at bringing educators to a common level of knowledge about resistance management.

November 9, 2015
Organic and IPM Partnership Needed to Address Critical Food Production Challenges
Organic and IPM Partnership Needed to Address Critical Food Production Challenges

A new publication, Organic Agriculture and Integrated Pest Management: Synergistic Partnership Needed to Improve the Sustainability of Agriculture and Food Systems, is a product of a dynamic coalition of intellectuals and scientists.

November 9, 2015
USDA Awards $4 Million in Research Grants for Integrated Pest Management Solutions

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture announced nearly $4.2 million in grants to support research projects and extension programs that will provide pest management solutions and advancements.

October 28, 2015
Northeastern IPM Center's First Annual Online Conference Now in the Books and in the Cloud

On October 20, 2015, speakers from throughout the region sat in front of their computer screens to talk to a virtual audience about their work on IPM-related projects.

October 28, 2015
Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI)

USDA NIFA seeks applications for projects to address critical needs of the specialty crop industry. Grants will support research and extension activities that address key challenges of national, regional, and multi-state importance in sustaining all components of food and agriculture. Total funding: ~$48 million. Deadlines: Dec 3, 2015.

October 21, 2015
Northeastern IPM Center RFA 2016 Webinar

The Northeastern IPM Center discusses the evaluation section of your proposal and answers questions about the Northeastern IPM Center RFA in this recording of the October 14, 2015 webinar.

September 30, 2015
On a Wing and a Prayer: Insects from the Sky to the Rescue

Yong-Lak Park, a professor of entomology at West Virginia University, has unusual dreams of flying: He wants drones to deploy natural enemies, not pesticides.

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: 11/20/15, 1/22/16, 3/18/16, 5/27/16.

September 10, 2015
Specialty Crop Multi-State Program

USDA AMS. Funds state departments of agriculture to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops by funding collaborative, multi-state projects that address food safety, plant pests and disease, research, crop-specific issues, and marketing and promotion. Total funding: $3 million. Deadline: Jan. 14, 2016.

September 8, 2015
Northeastern Plant, Pest, and Soils Conference

The first Northeastern Plant, Pest, and Soils Conference will be hosted by the Northeastern Weed Science Society. The conference will be held in Philadelphia from January 3–7. Register online.

September 3, 2015
Got Bugs? Are BMSB causing problems for you at your home or business?

The BMSB IPM Working Group would like to hear from you to learn more about the problems caused by BMSB and how you are tackling them via this survey.

September 1, 2015
The Northeastern IPM Center Announces Request for Applications for IPM Partnership Grants

Center to award up to $300K for winning projects that foster the development and adoption of integrated pest management methods. Applications must be submitted by December 1, 2015.

July 9, 2015
2016 International Conference on Pollinator Biology, Health, and Policy

The Center for Pollinator Research at Penn State will be hosting the third International Conference on Pollinator Biology, Health, and Policy from July 18–20, 2016.

Job Opportunities

November 9, 2015
Job Opportunity: Director of the Western IPM Center

The University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) is seeking a Director to assume leadership for its Western IPM Center (WIPMC) within the UC Statewide IPM Program. The Director will provide overall leadership of WIPMC, with responsibility for its successful management and operations, including supervision of all WIPMC staff. Apply by Jan 6, 2016.