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Spotted Lanternfly Basics Webinars
Spotted Lanternfly Basics Webinars

Recordings of our webinar series about spotted lanternfly are now available. The four webinars, held in February and March, each focus on a different set of susceptible crops.

BMSB Management Survey for Commercial Producers
BMSB Management Survey for Commercial Producers

Participate in a nationwide survey to gather information from farmers and growers on the economic impact of the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) on agriculture.

A Pesticide Decision-Making Guide to Protect Pollinators in Tree Fruit Orchards

This guide summarizes reported pesticide effects as of October 2018. The guide presents the most up-to-date information about the impacts of fungicides, insecticides, microbicides, and growth regulators on bees that pollinate tree fruits.

Northeast SARE Publishes 2018 Annual Report

Northeast SARE has released its 2018 annual report. The report takes a closer look at six of the 76 projects completed within the past year and provides a listing of projects funded in 2018. It includes grant project highlights and lists 2018 project awards by state.

Invasive Species Impacts on Federal Infrastructure

To better understand the impact invasive species have on federal infrastructure, the National Invasive Species Council Secretariat sent a questionnaire to the federal agencies that manage infrastructure. The research demonstrated that impacts range from nonexistent to significant and identified areas for improvement in awareness and management.

Chemical Component of IPM Gets the Spotlight during National Pesticide Safety Education Month
Chemical Component of IPM Gets the Spotlight during National Pesticide Safety Education Month

The second annual National Pesticide Safety Education Month gets underway February 1, 2019. The initiative aims to reinforce core principles of safe pesticide handling and use and to promote land-grant-university pesticide safety education programs.

New National IPM Road Map Sets Priorities for the Science
New National IPM Road Map Sets Priorities for the Science

The latest edition of the National Road Map for Integrated Pest Management was released in September, marking the first significant update to the document since 2013.

Upcoming Spotted Lanternfly Webinars
Upcoming Spotted Lanternfly Webinars

In conjunction with the New York State IPM Program and the Department of Agriculture and Markets, the Northeastern IPM Center will host a collection of SLF webinars, titled “Spotted Lanternfly Basics,” in the coming months.

Staffing Update
Staffing Update

The Northeastern IPM Center has welcomed three new staff members over the last few months, including a new director.

Northeastern IPM Center Receives $4 Million Renewal Grant
Northeastern IPM Center Receives $4 Million Renewal Grant

The Northeastern IPM Center has received an award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to continue its work.

Toolbox Webinars
Toolbox Webinars

Following is a list of the Toolbox webinars we hosted this past September. We expect to host another series in spring 2019.

Stink Bug Identification Kits Are Available
Stink Bug Identification Kits Are Available

To aid in accurate identification and education, the Northeastern IPM Center offers BMSB identification kits, free of charge.

New York Announces New Comprehensive Invasive Species Management Plan

The NYS DEC and the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets, co-chairs of the Invasive Species Council, have announced the adoption of the Final Invasive Species Comprehensive Management Plan. The overarching goal of the plan is to minimize the introduction, establishment, and spread of invasive species throughout New York. Download the complete PDF.

Deborah Grantham Appointed Director of Northeastern IPM Center
Deborah Grantham Named Director of Northeastern IPM Center

Deborah Grantham has been named director of the Northeastern IPM Center. She took the reins, effective September 16, following Mike Hoffmann's tenure as interim director.

Challenges and Opportunities for Ecologically-Based Growers
Challenges and Opportunities for Ecologically-Based Growers

Even as expectations for higher-quality food rise, we face water and air pollution, loss of beneficial organisms, and increasing persistence of pests.

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

February 25, 2019
Job Opportunity: Sustainable Food Group Project Manager

Manager position available with an independent nonprofit organization working to improve sustainability in agriculture and communities through IPM. Primary responsibilities are to provide leadership and oversight of the organization’s Sustainable Food Group (SFG) programs. The SFG helps food companies and their supply chains develop science-based, field-level sustainable agriculture marketing programs and grower support. The ideal candidate will possess experience in the field of IPM or closely related-agricultural field and understand issues related to food supply chain sustainability. Read the full description.