Posted on February 8, 2017 by rhallberg
The 9th International IPM Symposium program committee is now welcoming your proposals for symposium sessions! They may address any aspect of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) including research, extension, regulatory, policy and IPM in practice. For this event, your program committee especially encourages proposals that address our theme, and include IPM user perspectives in agriculture and communities, including growers, facility managers, consultants and others.
The Symposium is your premier global event for professional development, networking with colleagues and leading scientists, and learning the latest research and strategies for effectively managing pests in agriculture, communities, and natural areas, with the least impact on health and environment. The 9th International IPM Symposium will be held March 19–22, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland at Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel. Continue reading
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Posted on January 10, 2017 by rhallberg
On Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. ET, EPA’s Center of Expertise for School IPM will offer a webinar titled, “Pests of Public Health Importance and the Role of Integrated Pest Management in Schools.” Recent developments in pest-borne diseases, such as the emergence of Zika virus and spread of Lyme disease, signal the need to continually assess the threat of pests to public health. Illnesses carried by insects, rodents, and other pests affect all races, ethnicities, ages and cultures. Vector-borne illnesses are an ever-present threat and efforts to prevent them are critical to protecting public health. Continue reading
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Posted on December 6, 2016 by rhallberg
by Donald Stotts, Southwest Farm Press
Hessian fly infestations have been found in southwestern Oklahoma winter wheat this fall, making it important for producers to identify affected fields and strategies that can assist in managing the pest next year.
“Even though there is not a 100 percent effective solution in terms of managing Hessian fly, producers have several options available to minimize the problems caused by this pest,” said Tom Royer, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension integrated pest management coordinator. “It starts with awareness about the pest and detecting its presence.” Continue reading
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Posted on November 28, 2016 by rhallberg
by Kathleen Phillips, Texas A&M AgriLife
A five-hour continuing education event will be offered Dec. 8 at the Jackson County Services Building auditorium, 411 N. Wells, Edna.
The event, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., is hosted by the Field Crops and Beef committees of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Jackson County office, according to Michael Hiller, AgriLife Extension agent. Continue reading
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Posted on October 7, 2016 by rhallberg
by Rod Santa Ana, Texas AgriLife Extension
Rio Grande Valley citrus growers will vote this month on whether to pool their resources to battle invasive pests and diseases.
Brad Cowan, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent in Hidalgo County, said growers will vote on setting up a management zone, approving a maximum assessment rate and electing growers to a board that will represent the management zone. Continue reading
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Posted on October 7, 2016 by rhallberg
by Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife
A Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education course for integrated pest management professionals offered by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be held in Nacogdoches on Nov. 9.
Registration begins inside the Nacogdoches Expo Center, 3805 NW Stallings Drive, at 8 a.m. The course begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 3:40 p.m. Continue reading
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Posted on September 16, 2016 by rhallberg
The purpose of the Promoting Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Affordable Housing program is to provide a broad range of technical IPM assistance services and IPM training sessions to public housing authorities and other eligible housing providers.
Who Is Eligible to Apply:
- 1862 Land-Grant Institutions
- 1890 Land-Grant Institutions
- 1994 Land-Grant Institutions
- Hispanic-Serving Institutions
- Other or Additional Information (See below)
- Private Institutions of Higher Ed
- State Controlled Institutions of Higher Ed
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