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July 22, 2014 USDA Researchers Identify Stink Bug Attractant

USDA researchers have deciphered the chemical signals BMSB uses to attract other stink bugs, opening the door to the development of new traps and pest control technologies.

July 17, 2014 New IPM Course for Colleges, Universities, or LEEDs Buildings

This two-day workshop is designed to train pest management technicians and college/university staff in IPM. The course will be held Aug. 6–7 at Texas A&M, but open to any institution that wants to implement an IPM program.

July 16, 2014 USDA NIFA Seeks Input on Implementation of Centers of Excellence

NIFA will be holding web-based listening sessions on July 17 and July 31 to gather input on how it will provide priority to Centers of Excellence.

July 15, 2014 Enhancing Food Security in the Northeast

This month’s feature article from CSA News covers food security in the region, including production capacity, supply chains, and predictive models of future change.

July 14, 2014 IR-4 Food Use and Biopesticide Workshops

The annual IR-4 Food Use Program priority-setting workshop is being held Sept. 9–10 in Atlanta, Georgia. New this year is a Biopesticide and Organic Support Program priority-setting workshop.

July 1, 2014 EPA Seeks Feedback on Agricultural Worker Protection Standard

In collaboration with the Western IPM Center, we are coordinating stakeholder input to proposed changes to the Agricultural Worker Protection Standard. Please complete this online survey by August 1.

June 10, 2014 2014 Funded Partnership Projects to Target Invasives, Reach Latinos

In 2014, the Northeastern IPM Center awarded $300,000 for research and outreach through IPM Partnership Grants.

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.

March 4, 2014 AFRI Water for Agriculture

USDA NIFA. Addresses critical water resources issues such as drought, excess soil moisture, flooding, quality and others in an agricultural context. Total funding: ~$6 million. Deadline: Aug. 13, 2014.

Job Opportunities

June 16, 2014 Job Opportunity: Co-Director Position Available at IPM Institute

The IPM Institute is seeking a highly motivated and self directed person with management experience to contribute leadership and oversight to the IPM Institute as a co-director.

June 11, 2014 Job Opportunity: Small Farms Advisor

The University of California Cooperative Extension small farm advisor will conduct applied research and facilitate interactions and information exchange among campus-based academics, CE advisors and commercial stakeholders. Deadline: Aug. 10, 2014.

June 11, 2014 Job Opportunity: Insects Collection Manager—Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago

The Collection Manager is involved in all aspects of care and maintenance of the Field Museum insect collection and collaborates with Curators in management of the collection. Apply online.