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Integrated Pest Management Excellence will be recognized in 2018 at International IPM Conference

The best of the best in integrated pest management will receive awards and recognition at the 9th International IPM Symposium, March 19-22, 2018, in Baltimore, Maryland. Ten professional and 2 student winners were selected out of 27 professional and 9 student nominations. Four types of awards will be presented next year: Lifetime Achievement, IPM Practitioner, International IPM Awards for Excellence, International IPM Awards for Recognition and, new next year, Graduate Student awards.

Drs. Frank Zalom and Peter Goodell from the University of California will each receive the Lifetime Achievement award. Continue reading

IPM Practitioner’s Special issue on Genetic Engineering and Pest Control is available online

The IPM Practitioner’s Special issue on Genetic Engineering and Pest Control is now available online. Genetically modified crops and insects are reviewed. Successes, problems, and implications of future releases are discussed.

Also included is up-to-date information on Zika virus. About 11,000 Brazilian women who gave birth in 2015 were infected with the Zika virus. But 4,000 birth defects, not 11,000, were recorded.

The Special Issue can be found at the following link http://www.birc.org/news.htm