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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.

September 1, 2014 The Northeastern IPM Center Is Hiring!

The Northeastern IPM Center is seeking a Program/Evaluations Specialist to enhance connections with existing stakeholders and build rapport with underserved audiences.

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 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.

August 19, 2014 Job Opportunity: Program/Evaluations Specialist at the NEIPM Center

This position will enhance connections with existing stakeholders and build rapport with underserved audiences, contribute to the strategic planning for the NEIPM Center, serve as a liaison to IPM working groups, and assess IPM courses and certification programs.

August 19, 2014 Job Opportunity: Extension Educator at the NEIPM Center

This position will help strengthen communities and address housing conditions that threaten human health; support IPM for low-income housing; and work with federal, regional, and state partners.