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National March Madness Citizen Science Project to Find the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Representative elementary schools across the United States are receiving an invitation to participate in the March Madness Citizen Science Project to “Find Stinky the BMSB” – a new project to map the location and population density of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug.
 

Free Webinar – The ABC's of Pest Control: Allergens, Baits, and Cockroaches
Free Webinar – The ABC's of Pest Control: Allergens, Baits, and Cockroaches

StopPests is offering a free webinar for housing professionals: The ABC’s of Pest Control: Allergens, Baits, and Cockroaches. March 2, 2017, 2:00 – 3:30 pm EST.

National Invasive Species Awareness Week: February 27 to March 3

Participate in events across the nation to raise awareness and identify solutions to invasive species issues at local, state, tribal, regional, and national scales. Locate an invasive species event in your area, or plan your own event using the NISAW Toolkit—where and when it works for you.
 

9th International IPM Symposium: Call for Session Proposals Now Open

The 9th International IPM Symposium program committee is now welcoming your proposals for symposium sessions. The deadline for proposals is April 24, 2017.

Managing Target Spot in Cotton: Results of a USDA NIFA-funded study

Plan to attend this webinar on February 27 for information on best management practices for target spot—an emerging disease in cotton—as well as results from Dr. Austin Hagan’s USDA Applied Research Development Program area project.

A Career in IPM and Invasive Species
A Career in IPM and Invasive Species

Donna Ellis has led an interesting career in IPM and invasive species.

IPM a Way Forward for Invasive Species Management
IPM a Way Forward for Invasive Species Management

If you’re someone who wants to promote the con­servation of biodiversity, you might enjoy working on the issue of invasive species.

The Identity Problem of the Southern Pine Beetle
The Identity Problem of the Southern Pine Beetle

The southern pine beetle has been wandering northward into the pine forests of New Jersey and neighboring states, causing major destruc­tion to native pine forests.

Identifying an Invasive: The Case of the Stink Bug
Identifying an Invasive: The Case of the Stink Bug

On StopBMSB.org, a website dedicated to the brown marmorated stink bug, the most popular page (besides the home page) is the one about stink bug look-alikes.

Resources January 2017

Resources from the January 2017 issue of IPM Insights

Ecologically-Based Growers Face Obstacles and Market Could Help
Ecologically-Based Growers Face Obstacles and Market Could Help

Money has spun the world of food, particularly food produced using IPM and organic practices.

IPM and Organic Moving Forward Together
IPM and Organic Moving Forward Together

Is it time to re-assess and re-label both IPM and organic as ecologically-based?

Foundations of IPM, Organic Point Way Over Barriers
Foundations of IPM, Organic Point Way Over Barriers

Adherents of organic and IPM practices share a basic principle: emphasis is placed on human health, the environment, and economics.

Challenges and Opportunities for Ecologically-Based Growers
Challenges and Opportunities for Ecologically-Based Growers

Even as expectations for higher-quality food rise, we face water and air pollution, loss of beneficial organisms, and increasing persistence of pests.

Job Opportunities

February 20, 2017
Opportunity: PhD Fellowships Available in Tick Pathogen Discovery

The National Institute for Microbial Forensics and Food and Agricultural Biosecurity (NIMFFAB) and the Center for Veterinary Health Sciences (CVHS) at Oklahoma State University are pleased to announce the availability of two graduate fellowships for highly qualified, motivated graduate students to pursue the PhD degree while completing mentored research in bioinformatics and pathogen discovery. Available projects involve microbiome and transcriptome analysis of ticks using next generation sequencing and novel platform queries to characterize new and emerging tick-borne pathogens of veterinary and public health importance. English fluency and basic programming skills are required; additional training in bioinformatics is recommended. For more information, contact vbsc@okstate.edu or visit the Graduate College Application page to begin an application.

February 13, 2017
Job Opportunity: Extension Assist/Associate Professor, Tree Fruit Entomology (UMass Amherst)

The Stockbridge School of Agriculture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is seeking applications for a full-time Extension Assistant/Associate Professor in entomology. The successful candidate will collaborate with faculty, Extension specialists, industry, non-profits and government agencies to develop and deliver informational and educational materials to support the commercial tree fruit industry, and conduct original research related to insect pest management and ecology, with an emphasis on sustainable methods, particularly integrated pest management. Apply by May 2, 2017.

February 13, 2017
Job Opportunity: CE Crop Production and Entomology Advisor (UC ANR)

University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, has just released a new academic position for recruitment: Area Cooperative Extension Advisor for crop production and entomology (Assistant Rank). Headquartered in Riverside County, California. Apply by March 24, 2017.

February 9, 2017
Job Opportunity: Livestock and Field Crops IPM Coordinator with NYS IPM Program

The New York State IPM Program is searching for a Livestock and Field Crops IPM Coordinator. An MS or PhD (preferred) is required in entomology, plant pathology, weed science, agronomy, animal science, general agriculture or a closely related field; and the candidate must have experience in extension. The position is 80% extension and 20% research. Apply by March 6, 2017.

January 25, 2017
Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor, Extension Specialty Crops Plant Pathologist (University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture)

This position is for a 12-month tenure-track, Assistant Professor (100% Extension) of Entomology and Plant Pathology, with particular emphasis on pathogens of non-ornamental specialty crops. The recruited individual is expected to develop and deliver a vibrant, nationally recognized innovative applied research and Extension education program focused on diseases of one or more important or emerging crops of Tennessee.

January 3, 2017
Job Opportunity: Assistant Extension Professor and Extension Plant Pathologist

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension invites applications for a full-time, fiscal-year, continuing contract eligible faculty appointment as Assistant Extension Professor - Extension Plant Pathologist, effective July 1, 2017. This position will be housed at the University of Maine in Orono and will affiliate with the Maine Food & Agricultural Center on campus.