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NYS IPM positions open in Field Crops & Livestock

The New York State IPM Program at Cornell University is searching for 2 Field Crops and Livestock IPM positions

  -Western NY Field Crops and Livestock IPM Extension Educator, at the Extension Associate Level

  -Field Crops and Livestock IPM Coordinator, at the Senior Extension Associate Level

Applications for both positions are open until February 1, 2018, or until suitable candidates are found. Descriptions and application information are below. Continue reading

USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture Invests in the Safety, Health of Farmers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced support for projects that strengthen food and agricultural science education in insular areas of the United States. Funding is made through three NIFA programs:

  • Resident Instruction Grants Program for Institutions of Higher Education in Insular Areas (RIIA), which work to strengthen institutional educational capacities in instruction and curriculum within a broadly defined arena of food and agricultural sciences-related disciplines,
  • Distance Education Grants (DEG) for Institutions of Higher Education in Insular Areas, which support projects to improve formal, post-secondary agricultural sciences education through distance education technology, and
  • Agriculture and Food Sciences Facilities and Equipment (AGFEI) program, which supports the construction or upgrade of agriculture and food science facilities and equipment necessary to conduct tropical and subtropical agricultural research.

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Partnership as a Verb

By Sonny Ramaswamy, Director, National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Merriam-Webster defines partnership as a noun: The state or condition of being a partner.

I define partnership as a verb: To join or associate with another to create outcomes. Continue reading

Two Agroecology Positions at Food and Agriculture Organization

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has just announced openings for two agroecology positions. The first post (IRC5153), located in the Agroecology Team, has a pollination and agrobiodiversity focus. The second (IRC5154) has a broader agroecology remit. Both report to the Ecosystems Management Team, which assembles technical specialists in sustainable agriculture, cropping systems, plant nutrition, soil health, and ecosystem services – emphasizing “agroecological approaches and practices that contribute to sustainable agricultural production systems with a particular focus on smallholder farmers.”

The positions are based at the FAO headquarters in Rome. Application deadline is January 7, 2018. Continue reading

Insect outlook for 2018

In Delta Farm Press

CORN INSECT OUTLOOK

What’s the expected insect spectrum and intensity for Mid-South corn in 2018?  We asked regional university entomologists to offer insight into what growers may be facing next year, and to mention a few tools that could be of help.

Tennessee: No surprises are expected in Tennessee corn in 2018, says Scott Stewart, University of Tennessee Extension entomologist at Jackson. “Between seed treatments and Bt technology, we just don’t have consistent major problems in corn. Of course, there are always special circumstances where you might want to bump the rate on a seed treatment, or use an additional at-planting treatment.   Continue reading

Feral hog problem continues in Texas

In Southwest Farm Press

A war has been raging across Texas for a very long time, a man-versus-beast battle that rages across the plains, the Hill Country, the Blacklands, Pineywoods, the South Texas brush country, on sparsely populated rural lands and on open spaces and alleyways of larger cities.

The enemy in Texas runs in large numbers, stealthy at night when they do their greatest damage, and smart enough to often avoid traps and the growing numbers of hunters that pursue them.

And they can be very dangerous, and terribly destructive at their best. Continue reading

Getting the Best of Pests – Green Webinar Series

Welcome to Getting the Best of Pests – Green Webinar Series

Date:  January 17, 2018;

Sign into the webinar by 8:15 AM U.S. East Coast Time

The webinar begins PROMPTLY at 8:15 A.M. Continue reading