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Area Integrated Pest Management Advisor position open in California

Cooperative Extension Advisor,Ā Area Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Advisor – Entomology Serving Monterey, San Benito & Santa Cruz Counties

LOCATION HEADQUARTERS: Salinas, Monterey County, California

SUBMISSION DATE: To assure full consideration, submit materials by December 29, 2017. Those received after December 29, 2017 may be considered if the position has not yet been filled. (open until filled)

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Biological pesticides are included in integrated pest management systems

In Southeast Farm Press

Biological pesticides can play a key role in a successful integrated pest management program and can be useful in increasing sustainability on the farm.

Speaking at a symposium on the role biological crop protection products can play in sustainable agriculture in Orlando Oct. 11, David Epstein, senior entomologist with USDAā€™s Office of Pest Management Policy, said integrated pest management, or IPM, is all about ecosystems and a systems-based approach to controlling pests. Continue reading

Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist

Integrated Management of Invasive and Endemic Arthropods Attacking Subtropical Fruit Crops University of California, Riverside

The Department of Entomology invites applications for an Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist in the area of integrated management of invasive and endemic arthropod species attacking subtropical fruit crops at the University of California, Riverside. This is a fiscal year position and is available January 1, 2018 with a 90 % Cooperative Extension/10% Organized Research appointment in the Agricultural Experiment Station (http://cnas.ucr.edu/about/aes/). The position will be housed at the University of California Riverside Campus in Riverside, CA. Continue reading

Endowed Chair in Urban Entomology University of California, Riverside

The Department of Entomology will fill a tenured Endowed Chair with an internationally recognized mid- to senior-career scientist in any aspect of Urban Entomology available October 1, 2017. The successful candidate will conduct fundamental and applied research on insects of importance to Californiaā€™s urban environment and structural pest control industry. Research areas could include, but would not be limited to behavior, ecology, genetics, physiology and toxicology of urban and structural pests. The successful candidate will be expected to take a leadership role in urban pest management programs and interact with the structural pest control industry and the public. Research efforts must be consistent with the mission of the Agricultural Experiment Station and directed towards managing insects of importance to structures in the urban environment. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Entomology or related Life Science discipline. The successful candidate must demonstrate evidence of strong training and experience with modern biological approaches to the study of integrated pest management of insects of importance in the urban environment. Continue reading

Postā€Doctoral Scholar in Entomology

Position Location: Dept. of Entomology and Nematology, University of California-Ā­ā€Davis, Davis, CA.

Position Summary: This position is funded in part by a grant from the Specialty Crop Research Initiative. The scholar will determine current status of brown marmorated stink bugs (Halyomorpha halys) on specialty crops in the Central Valley of California and develop and refine pest management programs appropriate for this invasive stink bug in this important agricultural production area. Pest biology, biological control, damage potential, sampling, and management will be among the areas of interest.Ā Ā  Continue reading

Western Region IR-4 Coordinator position still open

The University of California at Davis is still looking for qualified candidates to fill anĀ Associate Director/Field Research Coordinator position. This person will lead the IR-4 program in the western region.

For those unfamiliar with the IR-4 program, this isĀ a really important program funded by the USDA and the Land Grant Universities to help ensure specialty crop growers gain registered uses of reduced risk crop protection chemicals.Ā  There are program areas in food crops, ornamental crops and also biopesticides.Ā  This position helps lead and coordinate research and prioritize ag industry pest control needs for 13 western states and several Pacific island territories.

For more information about the position, including links to the application form, please seeĀ http://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=22336 .

IR-4 Coordinator needed in Western Region

The Associate Director/Field Research Coordinator contributes to the leadership of the IR-4 Program, Western Region and coordinates the associated Field Program. Responsible for providing continuing liaison with Cooperative Extension (CE) specialists and advisors, Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) researchers and others within the University of California. Work with designated liaison representatives in other states of the Western Region as well as state and federal agencies, including the California Department of Food & Agriculture (CDFA), California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR), US Department of Agriculture (USDA), US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), Western Integrated Pest Management Center, commodity groups, chemical registrants and others concerned with specialty crop pest management needs. The Associate Director/Field Research Coordinator provides for the identification of pest control needs not covered by existing registrations and arrange for the development, assembly and transfer of information to support such registrations including the funding of short-term research projects. Advise commodity groups and others on the registration process and facilitate the success of their proposed research. Responsible for providing technical guidance for conducting crop residue trials under US EPA guidance and Good Laboratory Practices(GLP). This position also oversees efficacy and crop safety trials for specialty crops for food and ornamental production. The efficacy and crop safety evaluations also include the use of Biopesticide products. Work as part of a management team which includes the Director/Laboratory Coordinator and the Quality Assurance Coordinator in administering the Western Region. Continue reading