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July 28, 2015 USDA NIFA Considering Commodity Boards to Inform Grants Program

Official commodity groups could have a process to propose ideas and priorities to USDA NIFA. NIFA will hold an informational webinar on August 6 at 2:30 p.m.

July 28, 2015 2015 Biopesticide Industry Alliance (BPIA) Registration Workshop

This event will address key regulatory challenges and encourage best practice for the registration of biopesticides. The workshop will be held September 15–16 in Arlington, VA.

July 15, 2015 Save the Date: Join the Northeastern IPM Center at an Open House

The Northeastern IPM Center will host an open house on September 2, 2015 from 1–3 pm under the tent at Rice Hall and in our new offices at 340 Tower Road, Cornell.

July 13, 2015 Using 2014 Farm Bill Programs for Pollinator Conservation

These guidelines from the Xerces Society and NRCS provide a concise summary of how Farm Bill conservation programs can be used to restore or enhance habitat for pollinators.

July 9, 2015 2016 International Conference on Pollinator Biology, Health, and Policy

The Center for Pollinator Research at Penn State will be hosting the third International Conference on Pollinator Biology, Health, and Policy from July 18–20, 2016.

June 29, 2015 Using Educational Networks to Increase Schools’ Adoption of IPM

EPA. The Office of Pesticide Programs is soliciting proposals to provide education, training, resources, and technical assistance to increase Integrated Pest Management implementation in kindergarten to 12th grade public and tribal schools nationwide. Total funding: $250,000. Deadline: Aug 10, 2015.

June 22, 2015 Supporting the Ailing Bee Population

Pollinator health was discussed on the Diane Rehm Show on June 3, 2015. Dennis vanEngelsdorp, one of our Partnership grantees this year, was featured in the discussion.

June 15, 2015 Five DIY Projects to Keep Bugs Away This Summer

Warmer weather brings unwelcome pests into our homes and outdoor spaces. Try these techniques to keep mosquitoes, ants, fruit flies, wasps, and stink bugs away. Source: AccuWeather, June 15, 2015.

May 14, 2015 Video: Advanced Technology for Precision IPM

We brought together experts from diverse fields to pool knowledge, work together, and discuss high-tech management of pests in crops.

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.

Job Opportunities

July 28, 2015 Job Opportunity: Eminent Scholar in Entomology and Nematology at UFL

University of Florida is seeking an expert in biological control, host-plant resistance, invertebrate pathology, toxicology, or host-symbiont interactions to improve control of arthropod pests of citrus.

July 23, 2015 Job Opportunity: Academic Specialist for MSU Center for Regional Food Systems

The Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems (CRFS) is accepting applications for an Academic Specialist to support existing CRFS initiatives, including the Michigan Good Food Fund. This position will provide outreach and business assistance to Michigan food businesses. Apply by Aug 10, 2015.

June 29, 2015 Job Opportunity: Community IPM Manager at the IPM Institute

The IPM Institute of North America has an open position for a Community IPM Project Manager to direct the organization’s structural IPM programs. Read the full description online. Apply by July 31, 2015.

June 4, 2015 Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor in Managed Pollinator Biology, Health, and Ecology

The Penn State Department of Entomology is seeking an Assisant Professer to conduct innovative research and extension on managed pollinators, advise graduate students, and secure extramural funding to support research and outreach programs. Apply by Aug 31, 2015.