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Tick IPM: Strategies and Barriers to the Prevention of Tick-Borne Disease
Tick IPM: Strategies and Barriers to the Prevention of Tick-Borne Disease

While Lyme disease is probably the most notorious health threat associated with ticks, it’s just the beginning of the story. Dr. Stafford will discuss ticks, tick-borne disease incidence, and basic tick biology. He will also review environmental methods for tick-bite prevention and tick control.

Center Supports Ongoing Development of School IPM Web Resources
Center Supports Ongoing Development of School IPM Web Resources

The Northeast School IPM Working Group received a Northeastern IPM Center Partnership Grant in 2013 to develop a set of best-management practices for safe, effective school IPM, and to build a new website to host them and make them widely available.

Funding Available for Pest Management Plans, Profiles

The Northeastern IPM Center has announced the availability of funding for updated and new pest management strategy plans (PMSPs) and production/management profiles (PMPs).

Guidance on Disinfectant and Pesticide Use for NY during COVID-19

Increased use of disinfectants and sanitizers during the COVID-19 pandemic has seen an accompanying increase in adverse health effects from their misuse, along with a proliferation of fraudulent products. The Pesticide Safety Education Program at Cornell Cooperative Extension has published guidelines to help consumers and pesticide applicators make informed decisions during this uncertain time.

New York State IPM Program Welcomes New Director
New York State IPM Program Welcomes New Director

Alejandro Calixto, formerly head of the Florida Research Center for Corteva Agriscience, has been appointed the new director of the New York State IPM Program. Calixto officially takes the reins May 16, following the retirement of Jennifer Grant.

Call for Nominations: International IPM Achievement Awards

The International IPM Achievement Awards recognize those who have made outstanding achievements in IPM adoption, implementation, and sustainability. Awards will be presented at the 10th International IPM Symposium, to be held March 15-18, 2021, in Denver, CO. Winners will be selected in five categories and will have the opportunity to submit an article at no cost to the Journal of Integrated Pest Management.

Nomination deadline: June 12, 2020.

2020 Partnership Grants Support IPM in the Northeast
2020 Partnership Grants Support IPM in the Northeast

The Northeastern IPM  Center has announced the recipients of its IPM Partnership Grants for 2020. This year’s funded projects run the gamut from novel methods for detecting and managing specific pests to ways of better informing the public on the use of IPM methods, helping them to make informed decisions when dealing with pests. 

IR-4 Northeast Region Moves to University of Maryland Eastern Shore

The relocation of responsibilities will start approx. July 1, 2020.

10th International IPM Symposium

The 10th International IPM Symposium titled, Implementing IPM across Borders and Disciplines, will take place March 15–18, 2021 in Denver, Colorado.

NYS IPM Program Director Jennifer Grant Wins Inaugural Northeastern IPM Center Award
NYS IPM Program Director Jennifer Grant Wins Inaugural Northeastern IPM Center Award

Jennifer Grant, director of the New York State Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program, has been named recipient of the Northeastern IPM Center’s Outstanding Achievements in IPM Award for 2019.

USDA-NIFA Invests in Agricultural Biosecurity
USDA-NIFA Invests in Agricultural Biosecurity

From brown marmorated stink bug to avian flu, pests and pathogens can wreak havoc on livestock and crops and cause significant economic losses. USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture supports agricultural biosecurity by providing funding and national program leadership to projects that secure and protect the integrity, reliability, sustainability, and profitability of the American food and agricultural system against catastrophic hazards, whether natural, emerging, accidental, or deliberate.

At-Home Integrated Pest Management Survey
At-Home Integrated Pest Management Survey

Individuals 18 years old and older with recent experience of insect pests in the home are invited to participate in an online survey relating to integrated pest management.

Tree Fruit IPM Working Group Updates Priorities

The Tree Fruit IPM Working Group has released updated priorities for 2019 and report documents from the 2018 New England, New York and Canadian Fruit Pest Management Workshop. Explore the new content, as well as archived reports from previous years on the Tree Fruit IPM Working Group web page.

National Institute of Food and Agriculture 2018 Annual Report
National Institute of Food and Agriculture 2018 Annual Report

The NIFA 2018 annual report includes powerful examples of the many NIFA-funded research, extension, and education solutions that address societal challenges. The Northeastern IPM Center is among the recipients of NIFA funding.

Secretary of Agriculture Declares April "Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month"

With spring being a popular time to relocate, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue signed a national proclamation to declare April "Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month," during a critical time when damaging invasive species emerge and can be easily spread in the things people pack and move.

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.

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