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USDA NIFA. Focusing on food availability and accessibility, this program seeks projects that reduce pre- and post-harvest losses caused by diseases, insects, and weeds in crop and animal production systems. Total funding: ~$5 million. Deadline: July 17, 2013.
May 16, 2013 Regional Agricultural IPM Grants
US EPA. Supports efforts to increase the adoption of IPM in order to reduce the risks associated with the use of pesticides in agriculture. Total funding: $422,000. Deadline: July 1, 2013.
May 15, 2013 Small Steps to Help Honeybees
Scientists are trying to stop the small hive beetle (SHB, Aethina tumida) that carries pathogens into honeybee colonies.
May 14, 2013 Designing Stink Bugs Out of Landscapes
Researchers want to know whether the brown marmorated stink bug can be designed out of landscapes.
May 2, 2013 Setting the Gold Standard for Tomatoes
In 2009, late blight decimated tomato crops in the Northeast. Scientists stepped up the creation of blight-resistant tomato varieties with new urgency.
April 29, 2013 Collaborators in Region Join Chorus against Spotted Wing Drosophila
Researchers and educators are confronting an invasive species that has changed the tune for Northeastern fruit growers: the spotted wing drosophila (SWD).
April 29, 2013 How to Catch a Spotted Wing Drosophila
Traps can be made inexpensively from plastic cups, or from pint- or quart-sized deli or yogurt containers with lids.
April 29, 2013 Stink bugs: the scientific battle against an insect invasion
Could a tiny wasp be the ultimate weapon in the battle against the foreign bug invasion? Source: BBC News, April 25, 2013
April 24, 2013 Researchers Make Movies to Get a Jump on Bed Bugs
Scientists are sharing their knowledge in the battle against bed bugs by fashioning themselves after Hollywood stars and launching three web videos.
April 22, 2013 Methyl Bromide Transitions Program
USDA NIFA. Supports practical pest management alternatives to methyl bromide uses or minimize methyl bromide emissions for which the U.S. requests critical use exemptions. Total funding: ~$1.9 million Deadline: May 21, 2013.
April 9, 2013 Tracking the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
This new video shows growers and others how to identify BMSB, why this pest is important in agriculture, and what’s at stake if we don’t stop it.
January 23, 2013 Registration Is Open for 2013 Oregon IPM Workshop
The Integrated Pest Protection Center of Oregon State University is offering a residential course in IPM Planning and Implementation between August 11th and 24th this year.
October 15, 2012 AFRI Foundational Program
USDA NIFA. Supports research grants in the six AFRI priority areas to build foundational knowledge critical for solving current and future societal challenges. Total funding: $136 million Deadlines vary for each program area. Please see RFA for details.
September 25, 2012 Northeastern IPM Center's Spotted Wing Drosophila Resources
Spotted Wing Drosophila sightings are on the rise in the Northeast. Check out our resources for identifying and managing SWD.
August 22, 2012 ZomBee Watch, A New Citizen Scientist Project
A tracking project encourages North American residents to report parasitic zombie fly sightings in honey bees.
August 1, 2012 Northeastern IPM Center's West Nile Virus Resources
With widespread outbreaks of West Nile virus being reported nationwide, check out our resources to help keep your family, homes, and livestock safe.
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County seeks a specialist to coordinate the Community and Environmental Horticulture educational programs. Master's Degree required in horticulture or related sciences.
April 11, 2013 PhD Graduate Research Assistantship
The Entomology program at Virginia Tech's Alson H. Smith, Jr. Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Winchester, VA, offers a Graduate Research Assistantship toward the PhD degree, to conduct research on brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) in tree fruit systems.