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Free webinar on how to safely control pests in your school

As the temperature drops, students and staff are more likely to spend additional time inside school buildings, which can increase their exposure to pests and other allergy and asthma triggers. Keep occupants in your school safe this winter by practicing seasonal tips to effectively control indoor pests in schools.

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Farming Practices 101, Part 2: IPM vs. sustainable agriculture

The term “sustainable agriculture” was first coined by Wes Jackson in his 1980 book, New Roots for Agriculture, but the term didn’t become popular until the late 1980s (Kirschenmann). Even before the 1980s, some agricultural specialists were promoting alternatives to what was becoming an increasingly industrialized farming system, but those alternatives varied greatly in focus.

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