Deadline June 5 – Submit your nominations for IPM Symposium Awards

The organizers of the 9th International IPM Symposium are seeking nominations for the IPM Achievement Awards.  These awards recognize practitioners who have made outstanding achievements in IPM adoption, implementation, and program maintenance. In 2002, the USDA, along with its stakeholders, developed a national roadmap for IPM, which was revised in 2013. This roadmap has provided direction for practitioners who specialize in IPM for research, implementation of new technology, and measurement of success in management of all types of pests, including but not limited to agricultural, structural, veterinary, ornamental, forest and public health pests. The success of an IPM program depends on how well it follows the USDA NIFA IPM Roadmap, engenders stakeholder support, and increases IPM adoption and implementation. IPM practitioners who have achieved excellence fully support the IPM roadmap and garner stakeholders to help with program implementation and team building. Continue reading

Submit nominations for IPM Symposium Awards – deadline June 5

The IPM Achievement Awards recognize practitioners who have made outstanding achievements in IPM adoption, implementation, and program maintenance. In 2002, the USDA, along with its stakeholders, developed a national roadmap for IPM, which was revised in 2013. This roadmap has provided direction for practitioners who specialize in IPM for research, implementation of new technology, and measurement of success in management of all types of pests, including but not limited to agricultural, structural, veterinary, ornamental, forest and public health pests. The success of an IPM program depends on how well it follows the USDA NIFA IPM Roadmap, engenders stakeholder support, and increases IPM adoption and implementation. IPM practitioners who have achieved excellence fully support the IPM roadmap and garner stakeholders to help with program implementation and team building. Continue reading

Friends of Southern IPM Deadline – and news

For those of you who have already submitted, or are in the process of submitting a Friends of Southern IPM Award nomination, thank you. For those of you who are considering submitting or planning to submit, please take note of the following.

When you are filling out the form for submission, please place an amount in the “Funding” blank that is larger than 0. We have learned that the system is giving submitters an error when they place a 0 in the Funding blank. The number 1 or greater should get you past that section.

The Call for Nominations will be open until NEXT Friday, December 16, at 5 PM Eastern Time. If you are located somewhere that has Central Time, you must submit your nomination by 4 PM Central. Please do not wait until the last minute to submit a nomination, as sometimes there are unforeseen issues with the system or the server. Continue reading

Open Call for Nominations for Friends of Southern IPM Awards has begun!

We are pleased to release the Calls for Nomination for our annual Friends of Southern IPM Award program. This program recognizes outstanding work in IPM in the southern region. We have two kinds of awards: one for IPM professionals and one for graduate students.

Deadline for nominations is Friday, December 16, 2016.

You’ll find the Calls for Nomination for these awards, along with cover forms, at http://projects.ipmcenters.org/Southern/public/ListRFAs.cfm . Click on the nomination call that you wish to use to get to the Call documents and the nomination form. You will be using our Proposal / Project Management System (PPMS) to submit your nominations this year, so please be sure to find the instructions for that in the Call for Nomination and follow the steps. Continue reading

Texas Extension specialist receives Texas A&M AgriLife Superior Service award

by Steve Byrnes, Texas A&M AgriLife

Dr. Russ Wallace, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist at Lubbock, has been awarded the Superior Service Award in the specialist category.

Superior Service Awards recognize AgriLife Extension faculty and staff members who provide outstanding performance in AgriLife Extension education or other outstanding service to the organization and to Texas. Continue reading

Call for Nominations: Insect Research and Control Conference Recognition Award for Excellence in Cotton Integrated Pest Management

This award recognizes the outstanding career contributions to applied integrated arthropod pest management across the U.S. Cotton Belt. The recipient will be an individual entomologist who has excelled in allied industry, research, extension, or educational programs that have benefited the cotton industry. The annual recognition consists of an inscribed plaque and a monetary award.

Eligibility of Candidates. A nominee must be an entomologist who has contributed to improvements for integrated management of arthropod pests for the US cotton industry. Continue reading

Auburn University masters student wins award for kudzu bug biocontrol discovery

During some routine dissections of kudzu bugs, Auburn masters student Julian Golec made a discovery that would make life a little easier for Alabama soybean growers.

Inside one of the female kudzu bugs was a parasitic fly. It was the first of two discoveries that would make biological control of kudzu bug an option.

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