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The first annual Northeastern IPM Center Online Conference will feature updates from active projects funded by the Partnership Grants Program. Join us on October 20, 2015 at 9:30 am.
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 29, 2015 Northeastern IPM Center RFA 2016 Webinar
Join us for a webinar to learn about writing an evaluation plan for your proposal and to answer your questions about the Northeastern IPM Center RFA. Date: October 14, 2015. Time: 1:00 pm.
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 17, 2015 New Hampshire Pollinator Summit
The summit will cover current research-based information related to pollinator health, as well as ongoing local and regional efforts to support and protect bee pollinators on-the-ground. Location: Concord, NH. Date: Nov 2, 2015.
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.
Contribute to the development of ecologically-based integrated pest management strategies in the boreal forest by working on a variety of insect pests damaging forests of Newfoundland and Labrador. Apply by Nov 2, 2015.
August 27, 2015 Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor of Nematology at UFL [II]
The University of Florida is hiring an Assistant Professor in Nematology to develop a program focused on the management of plant parasitic nematodes of economic importance to the commercial horticultural and ornamental industries in Florida. Apply by Nov 13, 2015.
August 27, 2015 Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor in Nematology at UFL [I]
The University of Florida is hiring an Assistant Professor in Nematology to develop a program focused on novel approaches to nematode management that are compatible with crop production systems in north central and northwest Florida. Apply by Oct 30, 2015.