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October 1, 2014 Webinar: Basics of School Integrated Pest Management

School experts from around the country have been brought together to teach you the basics of school IPM, how to implement IPM, and where and when to utilize IPM practices. October 21, 2014 2:00–3:30 PM EDT.

September 30, 2014 IPM Partnership Grants Program

Northeastern IPM Center. Projects foster the development and adoption of IPM, address or identify regional priorities, and benefit the northeastern region at large. Total funding: ~$400,000. Deadline: November 20, 2014.

September 29, 2014 Webinar: Tick Safe Schools via Integrated Pest Management

Join four experts to learn about tick identification, inspection, removal, passive preventions, active prevention, and real world school tick issues. September 30, 2014 2:00–3:30 PM EDT.

September 24, 2014 The Northeastern IPM Center Is Hiring!

The Northeastern IPM Center is seeking a Program Evaluation Specialist to lead evaluation and data collection activities.

September 22, 2014 A New “IPM Insights” E-Book Is Available for Download

The Fall 2014 issue includes articles about “Pests on Green Roofs,” “Stink Bugs: Insights from Asia,” and “Funded Partnership Projects 2014.”

September 10, 2014 Webinar: Invasive Species Risk Assessment Tools

This webinar will review new species risk assessment tools for plants and animals and provide examples of how federal and state agencies are using them. October 3, 12:00–2:00 pm EDT.

September 8, 2014 York County, PA, family sets up foundation in name of girl who died of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever is still rare, but it’s worth reviewing the symptoms and prevention tips. Our thoughts are with the family who lost a daughter, “a ray of sunshine.”

September 2, 2014 Invasive Insects Taking a Bite from NY Farms

Spotted wing drosophila is threatening NY’s fruit production, but IPM tactics may help combat the invasive pest. Read more about Spotted Wing Drosophila in the Northeast.

August 28, 2014 Biopesticide Grant Funded Database

IR-4 has launched a searchable database of IR-4 funded biopesticide projects. Each project has useful information, including a statement of work and links to reports.

August 25, 2014 Water for Food

The 2014 Water for Food Global Conference will be held October 19–22 in Seattle, WA. Experts from around the world will explore how the data revolution can help address the need for global water and food security.

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.

Job Opportunities

September 29, 2014 Job Opportunity: UCANR Cooperative Extension Area Advisor

The University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources has a new academic position: Agricultural Application Engineering Assistant (Cooperative Extension Area Advisor). Deadline: November 30, 2014.

September 22, 2014 Job Opportunity: IPM Specialist—Pollinator Conservation Program

The Xerces Society is seeking an IPM Specialist to develop crop-specific model IPM systems that reduce the impact of pesticides on bees and other beneficial insects. Deadline: October 24, 2014.

September 22, 2014 Job Opportunity: Program Evaluation Specialist at the NEIPM Center

The Program Evaluation Specialist will lead the evaluation and data collection activities of the Center, assist Directors and IPM state coordinators in developing and implementing project evaluations, and participate in the grant review process.

September 2, 2014 Job Opportunity: Research Technician at the Rodale Institute

Assist in designing and conducting field and laboratory research projects. Present data and information from studies as a part of workshops, tours, and field days as well as publish reports and peer-reviewed journal articles.

September 2, 2014 Job Opportunity: Project Research Coordinator at the Rodale Institute

Manage and coordinate all research activities for the Rodale Institute’s Farming Systems Trial—a 33-year old comparison of organic and conventional systems. The coordinator will evaluate and compile current and previously collected data from presentations and peer-reviewed publications.