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Northeastern IPM Center Initiates Director Search
Northeastern IPM Center Initiates Director Search

The Director will lead the Northeastern IPM Center to fulfill its mission of fostering integrated pest management in the region in ways that generate economic, environmental, and human health benefits.

Third Annual Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Online Conference Northeastern IPM Center
Third Annual Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Online Conference Northeastern IPM Center

The conference will be held on October 23, 2017, and features updates from projects funded by the NEIPMC’s Partnership Grants Program, Northeast SARE, and USDA-NIFA.

Northeastern IPM Center RFA 2018 Webinar

Join us for a webinar to learn about writing an evaluation plan for your proposal and to answer your questions about the Northeastern IPM Center RFA.

Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI)

USDA NIFA. Addresses the critical needs of the specialty crop industry. Grants will support research and extension activities that address key challenges of national, regional, and multistate importance in sustaining all components of food and agriculture. Total funding: ~$48 million. Deadlines: Dec 8, 2017.

The Northeastern IPM Center Announces Request for Applications for IPM Partnership Grants
The Northeastern IPM Center Announces Request for Applications for IPM Partnership Grants

Center to award up to $250,000 for winning projects with applications due November 15, 2017.

Online Submission of Poster Abstracts for 9th International IPM Symposium Is Now Open

Submit a poster for the 9th International IPM Symposium that will be held March 19–22, 2018, in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Poster abstracts should be submitted by November 13, 2017 for full consideration.

Stemming the Tide: UMaine research targets browntail moth epidemic and brings relief to Maine's affected communities

The Maine Forest Service, researchers from UMaine, and a local citizen task force are working closely to educate homeowners and community members about the browntail moth.

Browntail Moth Looms Again in Northeast
Browntail Moth Looms Again in Northeast

According to the Maine Forest Service, it’s one of the worst major, widespread outbreaks in over one hundred years.

How to Tell Pests to Stay Away
How to Tell Pests to Stay Away

Exclusion, or prevention—it’s a fundamental principle of IPM, but why does it matter and how does one do it?

Exclusion: The Case of SWD
Exclusion: The Case of SWD

Exclusion can be decisive in the battle against spotted wing drosophila (SWD).

Preventing Deer from Becoming Pests
Preventing Deer from Becoming Pests

Experts are using IPM techniques to prevent deer from destroying ecosystems.

Preventing Ticks and Lyme Disease: Scientists Test New Strategy
Preventing Ticks and Lyme Disease: Scientists Test New Strategy

According to DreamBible.com, "to dream of ticks represents an annoyance in your life that forces you to be extra careful."

BMSB Exclusion Infographic
BMSB Exclusion Infographic

This infographic provides tips for keeping brown marmorated stink bugs out of your home.

Keeping Stink Bugs Out of Your House, and Your Island Nation
Keeping Stink Bugs Out of Your House, and Your Island Nation

Officials from New Zealand requested, in April, about twenty odd dead insect specimens preserved in bottles of hand sanitizer.

Beyond Agriculture: The Whole Farm Approach to Pests
Beyond Agriculture: The Whole Farm Approach to Pests

Change can be rapid or slow in forming, requiring years of stimuli, until one day something clicks, or just makes more sense.

Foundations of IPM, Organic Point Way Over Barriers
Foundations of IPM, Organic Point Way Over Barriers

Adherents of organic and IPM practices share a basic principle: emphasis is placed on human health, the environment, and economics.

Job Opportunities

October 12, 2017
Job Opportunity: Director of the Northeastern IPM Center at Cornell University

The Director leads the Northeastern IPM Center to fulfill its mission of fostering integrated pest management in the region in ways that generate economic, environmental, and human health benefits. This professional works in partnership with stakeholders from agricultural, urban, and rural settings to help them identify and address priorities for research, education, and outreach in the northeastern U.S. The position involves strategizing, managing and diversifying funding, networking and fostering teams, developing regional information, and co-managing the grants program. Apply before November 15, 2017.

October 5, 2017
Job Opportunity: Research Analyst for IR-4 Project at Rutgers University

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Research Analyst to provide support to the IR-4 Project. This position oversees certain national activities for the IR-4 Project to gain regulatory approval of crop protection technology on fruits, vegetables, nuts, herbs and other specialty food crops.

August 30, 2017
Job Opportunity: Extension Vegetable Specialist at UConn

Develop and conduct an Extension education and research program that meets critical needs and builds the knowledge base in vegetable crop production and practices. The faculty member will use the latest research- based and experiential learning-based information related to all facets of developing, implementing, and evaluating vegetable programs for agricultural producers.