Posted on April 12, 2013 by rhallberg
The Carter Center has been instrumental in nearly wiping out guinea worm disease, a painful and debilitating affliction that has plagued humans for centuries. President Carter discussed this as a health issue, but it is also an inspiring IPM success.
Here is some more about guinea worm: http://www.cartercenter.org/health/guinea_worm/mini_site/index.html
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Posted on April 11, 2013 by rhallberg
An article in the New York Times on April 9 announced a new project by several U.S. researchers to produce a new way to control bed bugs. Their product was not chemical, nor did it involve excessive heat or plastic in which to wrap furniture. The goal was to reproduce a natural control for bed bugs that was discovered in eastern Europe decades ago.
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Filed under: Insects, Pesticides | Tagged: bean leaves, bed bugs, kidney beans, NY Times article on bed bugs | 1 Comment »
Posted on April 2, 2013 by rhallberg
USDA-NIFA released the RFA for the Southern Regional IPM grant (S-RIPM) today. Deadline is May 16.
Eligible applicants include Land-Grant Institutions (1862, 1890 and 1994) in the Southern Region of the United States. All proposals must be submitted using the Grants.gov process.
For information, see the web page http://www.nifa.usda.gov/fo/regionalintegratedpestmgtsouthern.cfm
If you have questions, please contact competition manager Jim VanKirk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-513-8179.
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Posted on March 29, 2013 by rhallberg
An outside research company, Battelle Technology Partnership Practice and BioDimensions, has released a report detailing the impact of Extension and research programs in the Southern Region. The report, located at the LSU AgCenter website, highlights all of the various facets of Extension and research for agbioscience, including those not directly related to pest management. However, I wanted to highlight key findings in the report with regard to pest management specifically.
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Filed under: Crop rotation, Invasive species, Pesticides, Resistance, Weed Control | Tagged: Battelle report, Experiment Station, Extension Service, University Extension | Leave a Comment »
Posted on March 25, 2013 by rhallberg
Several of you have been asking about when and if the Southern Regional IPM Competitive Grants Program RFA will be released. From the latest news that we have heard, USDA-NIFA plans to release the FY14 Regional IPM Competitive Grants Program Request for Applications around April 4th, 2013. Proposals will be due approximately six weeks after the RFA release. For more information, contact Jim VanKirk at 919-513-8179.
Filed under: Budget, Grants and awards | Tagged: Competitive Grants program, Regional IPM grants, S-RIPM, Southern Regional IPM grant, USDA grants | Leave a Comment »
Posted on March 22, 2013 by rhallberg
Three IPM leaders were honored with Friends of Southern IPM awards on March 5 at the Entomological Society of America’s Southeastern Branch meeting for their outstanding contributions to the field of integrated pest management. Dr. Henry Fadamiro, associate director of the Southern IPM Center, presented awards to Dr. Jack Bacheler and the Southeastern Entomologists Working Group, the Alabama IPM Communicator and Dr. Tim Reed of Auburn University.
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Filed under: Conferences, Grants and awards | Tagged: Alabama IPM Communicator, Bright Idea award, cotton, Entomological Society of America, ESA Southeastern Branch, Friends of IPM award, Friends of Southern IPM, Southeastern Entomologist working group, stink bugs, stinkbug | Leave a Comment »