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December 19, 2014 How to Trap Spotted Wing Drosophila

Catch spotted wing drosophila by placing homemade kombucha in a trap made from a two-liter bottle.

December 17, 2014 Spotted Lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) Pest Alert (PDF)

This USDA-APHIS pest alert covers the spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula), an invasive pest primarily known to affect tree of heaven (Ailanthus altissima).

December 16, 2014 USDA Robotics Research Grants to Improve Agriculture Production, Efficiency

The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced $3 million in grants to advance the use of robots that work alongside people in American production agriculture.

December 8, 2014 New Evaluation Specialist Brings Experience in Health Field to Topic of Pests

Yifen Liu, the new evaluation specialist at the Northeastern IPM Center, remembers visiting people at their homes when she was collecting data for clinical field studies.

November 26, 2014 Upcoming Spotted Wing Drosophila Workshops in NY State

Learn how to manage SWD at three upcoming workshops offered by the NYS Berry Growers Association. The first is scheduled for Dec. 17 in Syracuse, NY (register by Dec. 10). View the full announcement for more dates and locations.

November 20, 2014 How can IPM help us save the pollinators?

The Northeastern IPM Center hosted a discussion on the topic of IPM and pollinators on November 12. Watch the web broadcast recording.

November 17, 2014 Pennsylvania detection of spotted lanternfly first in United States

Insect has the potential to harm the grape, fruit tree, and logging industries.

November 7, 2014 Susannah Reese Named StopPests Program Coordinator

Six months after joining the Northeastern IPM Center as a consultant and trainer, Susannah Reese will lead the StopPests in Housing Program as its program coordinator.

November 5, 2014 Switzer Fellowship Program

The Switzer Fellowship Program offers one-year Fellowships to highly talented graduate students in New England and California whose studies and career goals are directed toward environmental improvement and who clearly demonstrate leadership in their field. Funding: $15,000 Deadline: January 9, 2015.

October 31, 2014 Our story on spotted wing drosophila an example of successful IPM

A story Chris Gonzales wrote about our team's work on spotted wing drosophila now appears in eLS, published through Wiley and Sons.

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

December 18, 2014 Cornell Cooperative Extension Offers Invasive Species Summer Internship

Intern will identify, inventory, and map invasive plant species in or bordering agricultural fields. This is a ten week position, located in Tompkins County, NY.

November 20, 2014 Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor of Food Safety, Iowa State University

This new position focuses on aspects of local and regional food systems related to small scale production and processing. Apply before February 1, 2015.

November 12, 2014 Job Opportunity: Area IPM Advisor at UC ANR

UC ANR is seeking an academic advisor who can conduct a multi-county-based extension, education and applied research program in IPM, with an emphasis in entomology and provide leadership in promoting IPM through research, training and extension activities. Deadline: January 9, 2015.