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

Grants from the Forest Service

The U.S. Forest Service is requesting proposals for FY2016 in the following four special program areas administered by Forest Health Protection (FHP) within State and Private Forestry:

  1. Forest Health Monitoring Program, Evaluation Monitoring (EM) – A component of the Forest Health Monitoring program designed to determine the extent, severity, and causes of undesirable changes in forest health.
  2. Special Technology Development Program (STDP) – A program to apply research results by developing cutting edge technologies and field operation methods that improve the ability of field specialists to restore and protect America’s forests.
  3. Forest Service Pesticide Impact Assessment Program (FSPIAP) – A program to evaluate the benefits and impacts of pesticide use in forest environments.
  4. Biological Control of Invasive Plants (BCIP) – A program to develop technologies that address the spread and impacts of invasive plants.

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