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Webinar on IPM in crucifer crops December 2

Join eOrganic for a webinar on the organic management of the yellowmargined leaf beetle, presented by  Rammohan Balusu and Ayanava Majumdar of Auburn University, and Ron Cave of the University of Florida. The webinar will take place on Tuesday, December 2nd at 11AM Pacific Time, 12PM Mountain, 1PM Central and 2PM Eastern Time. The webinar is free and open to the public, and advance registration is required.

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Funding opportunities from USDA

Below is a link to an updated and comprehensive guide to federal funding programs in areas related to Sustainable Agriculture, Forestry, Entrepreneurship, Conservation, Food Systems, and Community Development.

The guide can help with navigating the enormous array of federal programs and resources that are available. This edition constitutes the guide’s sixth printing and fourth complete update, incorporating programs from the 2014 Farm Bill. A pdf copy can be downloaded for free, and a hard copy is available for a small handling fee.

http://www.sare.org/Learning-Center/Books/Building-Sustainable-Farms-Ranches-and-Communities

Guide to Stink Bugs posted online

A revised version of the Field Guide to Stink Bugs of Agricultural Importance in the United States can now be found online at https://pubs.ext.vt.edu/444/444-356/444-356.html. The guide was produced by experts at Virginia Tech.

Hands-on Plant Grafting Workshop

On January 16, 2015, the South Carolina Watermelon Association (SCWA), SCDA, and Clemson University will host a hands-on plant grafting workshop.  The workshop will be held at the Hilton Columbia Center Hotel, 924 Senate St., Columbia, SC from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Continue reading

Attention All School-based Asthma Programs!

Start your application now for the 2015 U.S. EPA National Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management! Since 2005, 32 health plans, healthcare providers and communities in action have received this Award – the nation’s highest honor for programs delivering excellent environmental asthma management as part of their comprehensive asthma care services.

Deadline: January 30, 2015, 11:59 p.m. EST

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Webinar of Northeastern pollinator meeting has been posted

The Northeastern IPM Center recently hosted a discussion on the topic of pollinators in a live-streamed web event: “Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Pollinators: What is the appropriate role for IPM on the issue of pollinators?”

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Warmer temps limit impact of parasites, boost pest populations

By Matt Shipman

Climate change is expected to disrupt ecosystems by changing the life cycles of insects and other organisms in unpredictable ways – and scientists are getting a preview of these changes in cities. Research from North Carolina State University shows that some insect pests are thriving in warm, urban environments and developing earlier, limiting the impact of parasitoid wasps that normally help keep those pest populations in check.

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