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October 20, 2014 Native Agriculture and Food Systems Scholarship Program

First Nations Development Institute. Encourages Native American college students to enter agriculture and agriculture-related fields to better assist their communities. Six $1,000 scholarships are available. Deadline: November 17, 2014.

October 16, 2014 EPA Finds Neonicotinoid Seed Treatments of Little or No Benefit to U.S. Soybean Production

The EPA examined the effectiveness of seed treatments for pest control, crop yields and quality, and financial losses and gains. Source:, October 16, 2014.

October 16, 2014 Fruit Pest’s Favorite Aromas Turned Against It

Researchers have identified the chemicals that lure spotted wing drosophila. Source: USDA-ARS, October 16, 2014.

October 13, 2014 Center Offers Partnership Grant Proposal Writers a Webinar on Evaluation

The Northeastern IPM Center is hosting webinars on project evaluation on October 30 and November 13. Learn more and register here.

October 2, 2014 Western IPM Center Competitive Grant Program

Western IPM Center. Grant funding is available to PDs located in the western region for project initiation, IPM working groups, outreach and implementation, and IPM planning documents. Total funding: $300,000. Deadline: December 3, 2014.

October 1, 2014 Webinar: Basics of School Integrated Pest Management

School experts from around the country have been brought together to teach you the basics of school IPM, how to implement IPM, and where and when to utilize IPM practices. October 21, 2014 2:00–3:30 PM EDT.

October 1, 2014 Weed Science Society of America Undergraduate Research Award

Up to $2,000 is available for support of undergraduate research to be conducted over a minimum of one quarter/semester during 2015. Deadline: December 1, 2014.

September 30, 2014 IPM Partnership Grants Program

Northeastern IPM Center. Projects foster the development and adoption of IPM, address or identify regional priorities, and benefit the northeastern region at large. Total funding: $400,000. Deadline: November 20, 2014.

September 22, 2014 A New “IPM Insights” E-Book Is Available for Download

The Fall 2014 issue includes articles about “Pests on Green Roofs,” “Stink Bugs: Insights from Asia,” and “Funded Partnership Projects 2014.”

September 8, 2014 York County, PA, family sets up foundation in name of girl who died of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever is still rare, but it’s worth reviewing the symptoms and prevention tips. Our thoughts are with the family who lost a daughter, “a ray of sunshine.”

August 28, 2014 Biopesticide Grant Funded Database

IR-4 has launched a searchable database of IR-4 funded biopesticide projects. Each project has useful information, including a statement of work and links to reports.

August 25, 2014 Water for Food

The 2014 Water for Food Global Conference will be held October 19–22 in Seattle, WA. Experts from around the world will explore how the data revolution can help address the need for global water and food security.

May 6, 2014 IPM3 Courses Now Approved for Certified Crop Advisor CEUs in IPM

Course topics include IPM core concepts, weeds, plant diseases, invasive species, and fire ants.

Job Opportunities

October 13, 2014 Job Opportunity: UCANR Area Weed Ecology and Cropping Systems Advisor

The University of California is seeking a Cooperative Extension advisor to conduct a multi-county-based extension, education and applied research program. The programmatic focus of this position is weed ecology and cropping systems. Deadline: December 5, 2014.

October 13, 2014 Job Opportunity: Community IPM Project Manager, IPM Institute

The IPM Institute of North America Inc. is hiring for a project manager to lead development and management of community IPM projects, including school IPM activities, GSC, and IPM Star certifications, outreach, and partnership with the broader IPM community.

October 13, 2014 Job Opportunity: Agricultural Resource Management Project Manager, IPM Institute

The IPM Institute of North America Inc. is seeking highly motivated and self directed candidates for a new project manager position related to the Institute’s Great Lakes Basin projects. Duties include project management, grant writing and tracking, reporting, capacity building, development, and outreach.

September 29, 2014 Job Opportunity: UCANR Cooperative Extension Area Advisor

The University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources has a new academic position: Agricultural Application Engineering Assistant (Cooperative Extension Area Advisor). Deadline: November 30, 2014.

September 22, 2014 Job Opportunity: IPM Specialist—Pollinator Conservation Program

The Xerces Society is seeking an IPM Specialist to develop crop-specific model IPM systems that reduce the impact of pesticides on bees and other beneficial insects. Deadline: October 24, 2014.

September 2, 2014 Job Opportunity: Research Technician at the Rodale Institute

Assist in designing and conducting field and laboratory research projects. Present data and information from studies as a part of workshops, tours, and field days as well as publish reports and peer-reviewed journal articles.

September 2, 2014 Job Opportunity: Project Research Coordinator at the Rodale Institute

Manage and coordinate all research activities for the Rodale Institute’s Farming Systems Trial—a 33-year old comparison of organic and conventional systems. The coordinator will evaluate and compile current and previously collected data from presentations and peer-reviewed publications.