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April 30, 2015 Webinar: Keeping Your School Free of Stinging Insects

Join EPA's Center of Expertise for School IPM on May 19 for a webinar about stinging pests and the steps you should take to manage them as part to your IPM program. Register online.

April 30, 2015 Video: New England Apple Growers Battle Pests with IPM

The New England Apple Association has produced a three-part video series on IPM in the apple orchard. This engaging series explains aspects of IPM and makes them accessible to a wider audience.

April 27, 2015 Webinar: Spotted Wing Drosophila Monitoring and Management

Ohio State University Extension educators and IPM specialists will offer a webinar May 6 from 10:30 am to noon to help growers learn new management tips for spotted wing drosophila. Register online.

April 2, 2015 We’re Moving! Center to Send Bugs Packing from New Location

The Northeastern IPM Center, along with a member of New York State IPM’s communications team, are moving to new offices on the Cornell campus.

March 26, 2015 USDA NIFA Announces Three Grant Program Opportunities

RFAs are now available for grant programs covering the methyl bromide transitions program, canola development, and potato breeding research.

March 23, 2015 Lanternfly Targeted for Eradication

Efforts to eliminate the invasive spotted lanternfly will begin this spring in Pennsylvania. Source: Good Fruit Grower, March 23, 2015.

March 16, 2015 2015 Partnership Grants to Tackle Regional, Global IPM Issues

The Northeastern IPM Center has awarded over $400,000 for research and outreach through the 2015 IPM Partnership Grants, a competitive program supported by funds from USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

February 26, 2015 Several USDA NIFA Grant Opportunities Recently Released: Applicants May Contact Us

The USDA NIFA has released several grant requests for applications for research, education, and extension projects. Staff at the Northeastern IPM Center have reviewed all of these RFAs and identified grant opportunities where IPM-related activities and projects could be relevant.

February 23, 2015 AFRI Water for Agriculture Challenge Area

USDA NIFA. Addresses critical water resources issues such as drought, excess soil moisture, flooding, quality and others in an agricultural context. Total funding: ~$30 million. Letter of intent due: Apr 9, 2015. Application due: Jul 16, 2015.

February 23, 2015 AFRI Food Safety Challenge Area

USDA NIFA. Promotes and enhances the scientific discipline of food safety, with an overall aim of protecting consumers from microbial and chemical contaminants that may occur during all stages of the food chain. Total funding: ~$6 million. Deadline: May 13/18, 2015.

February 23, 2015 AFRI Climate Variability and Change

USDA NIFA. Supports activities that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase carbon sequestration in agricultural and forest production systems, and prepare the nation’s agriculture and forests to adapt to variable climates. Total funding: ~$5 million. Deadline: Jun 4, 2015.

February 23, 2015 AFRI Foundational Program

USDA NIFA. Supports research grants in the six AFRI priority areas to build foundational knowledge critical for solving current and future societal challenges. Total funding: $116 million. Deadline: Sep 30, 2015.

February 16, 2015 Cornell Releases 2015 Pest Management Guidelines for Berry Crops

This annual publication provides up-to-date pest management and crop production information for blueberry, raspberry, blackberry, strawberry, currant, gooseberry, cranberry, elderberry, and Juneberry (Saskatoon) production in New York State. Source:, February 12, 2015.

February 12, 2015 Belmaker Fills StopPests Position

Dennise Belmaker has joined the StopPests in Housing Program at the Northeastern IPM Center.

February 4, 2015 AFRI Food Security Challenge Area

USDA NIFA. Focused on developing more sustainable, productive, and economically viable plant and animal production systems. Total funding: ~$16 million. Letter of intent due: April 2, 2015. Application due: June 4, 2015.

January 29, 2015 IPM Resources January 2015

Resources from the January 2015 issue of IPM Insights

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