Resources March 2018
Second Annual Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Online Conference
Recordings of the Northeastern IPM Center Online Conference are available online. The conference was held on November 9, 2016 and featured updates from projects funded by the Center’s Partnership Grants Program, Northeast SARE, and USDA-NIFA.
Sarah Pethybridge, Adrienne Gorny: Site-specific risk management for losses caused by plant-parasitic nematodes (Part 4)
Christy Hoepting: Prevention of Brassica cover crop losses from new invasive species, swede midge on at-risk small-scale organic farms (Part 4)
Expression “New Entry Farmers” Includes Students, Too
Through this program, students learn organic vegetable production and agricultural entrepreneurship.
“For the most part, participating students had little or no agricultural experience. The program emphasized training in botany, vegetable production, entomology, crop risk management, and IPM. Instruction was provided in a bilingual format with classes taught in Spanish but also included English terms as well.”
Video: Reducing Disinfectant Exposures in the Workplace
The National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) has developed a video that provides important safety and risk management information for professionals who use antimicrobial products in the workplace, including teachers and nurses.
Extension Risk Management Education Competitive Grants Program
Provides funding up to $50,000 per project to help producers learn and use tools and approaches that can reduce the adverse effects of the uncertainties of weather, yields, prices, credit, government policies, global markets and other factors, including human resources and legal issues – all of which may result in wide swings in farm income. The most recent deadline was this past November; watch this space for similar future announcements.
Vector Borne Disease Prevention
In a recording of the first webinar of the IPM Toolbox series, we hear from Laura Harrington, Professor and Director, Northeast Regional Center of Excellence in Vector Borne Diseases at Cornell University.
To better understand, prevent and treat diseases passed from insects to people, such as West Nile, Dengue, Zika and tick-borne Lyme disease, the Centers for Disease Control recently awarded a $10 million grant to Cornell to lead the Northeast Regional Center for Excellence in Vector Borne Diseases. The Center is one of four established across the U.S. that will conduct applied research to better prevent, control, monitor, track and respond to vector-borne disease outbreaks. The center will offer a new master’s degree in public health entomology with a goal to train the next generation to have the best possible knowledge and skills that they can apply to introduced threats or existing vector-borne disease threats.
Northeast Regional Center for Excellence in Vector Borne Diseases
For the recording of the webinar, available for free, go to:
— by CHRIS GONZALES
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