Grapevine Red Blotch webinar links posted

On Wednesday, March 27, 2013, growers, scientists, and grape enthusiasts met online for a National Clean Plant Network  for Grapes (NCPN-Grapes) Special Webinar on Grapevine Red Blotch. Tim Martinson, Senior Extension Associate at Cornell University, organized and moderated the event which had 430 registrants when registration closed on Monday, March 25.

The webinar consisted of three presentations, each followed by a brief question and answer period.

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NAICC presents DC legislators with agriculture priorities

From Delta Farm Press blog

You can’t blame Washington politicians for worrying about two big events that threatened to impact the city in early March. One was the potential effects of a sequester on the country’s operating budget, the other, a gigantic snowstorm threatening to dump a foot of snow on the city.

As it turned out, neither had a negative effect on the National Alliance of Independent Crop Consultants’ annual trek to Washington D.C., to put on its 16thannual Crawfish Boil on the Hill, held in the Longworth Building Cafeteria, on the evening of Tuesday, March 5.

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S-RIPM RFA is available

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 jim@sripmc.org  or 919-513-8179.

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