FIFRA SAP Minutes and Final Reports for November 2017 Meetings on Alternative High-Throughput Screens to Determine Endocrine Disruption Now Available on the Web

The minutes and final reports for the November 6, 2017, Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) virtual preparatory meeting and the November 28-29, 2017, face-to-face meeting regarding the “Continuing Development of Alternative High-Throughput Screens to Determine Endocrine Disruption, Focusing on Androgen Receptor, Steroidogenesis, and Thyroid Pathways,” are now available.

The minutes and final reports will also be posted at the SAP web page at and in the docket EPA-HQ-OPP-2017-0214 at Continue reading

Remembering Former Western IPM Center Director Rick Melnicoe

From IPM West

by Steve Elliott, Western IPM Center

Rick Melnicoe was a fixture in Western agriculture for decades.

As the regional coordinator of the specialty crop pesticide program known as IR-4, or the director of the Western Pesticide Impact Assessment Program, or the founding director of the Western Integrated Pest Management Center, Rick met with, worked with, ran with and influenced a lot of people. Continue reading

Classes at IPM House in 2018

Just a short note to let you know about upcoming training opportunities at the IPM Experience House. In case you haven’t heard about us, the IPM House is a hands-on training venue at the Texas A&M AgriLife Center in Dallas.  We are offering some excellent opportunities for learning in 2018.

Registration is open for the next three classes, and dates are happening soon, so check them out: Continue reading