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Second Annual Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Online Conference
Second Annual Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Online Conference

Recordings of the Northeastern IPM Center Online Conference are now available online. The conference was held on November 9, 2016 and featured updates from projects funded by the NEIPMC’s Partnership Grants Program, Northeast SARE, and USDA-NIFA.

Fire Blight and Streptomycin Resistance Webinar
Fire Blight and Streptomycin Resistance Webinar

Quan Zeng has produced a webinar with the Plant Management Network about fire blight and streptomycin resistance. The work was partially funded by the Northeastern IPM Center as an outreach component.

All About Pests in High Tunnels for the Beginning Farmer
All About Pests in High Tunnels for the Beginning Farmer

How do I efficiently manage pests in the high tunnel?

Expression "New Entry Farmers" Includes Students, Too
Expression "New Entry Farmers" Includes Students, Too

Through this program, students learn organic vegetable production and agricultural entrepreneurship.

It's the Small Things that Add Up
It's the Small Things that Add Up

“Wow, I didn’t know such a small thing could do so much damage!”

New Entry and Beginning Farmers
New Entry and Beginning Farmers

There's a new back-to-basics movement, one that would be understood by today’s connected, savvy, environmentally-conscious, new and beginning farmer.

Pest Management in Alternative Crops: A New Learning Experience
Pest Management in Alternative Crops: A New Learning Experience

As immigrant farmers embark on the adventure of food production, they face many challenges including pest management issues.

Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative

USDA NIFA. Enhances the ability of producers and processors who have already adopted organic standards to grow and market high quality organic agricultural products. Total funding: ~$17 million. Deadline: Jan 19, 2017.

Glyphosate Toxicity: Smoke or Fire?
Glyphosate Toxicity: Smoke or Fire?

The latest IPM Practitioner features a brief review of glyphosate toxicity.

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

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.

November 21, 2016
Codman Community Farms (Lincoln, Mass.) – Assistant Farm Manager

The Farm Manager is seeking an Assistant Farm Manager to support all aspects of work involved in operating a community farm. The farm focuses on pasture-raised livestock with a small fruit and vegetable component. This is a full-time, year-round position with housing and benefits. Read the full announcement.