Author Archives: Laurie Vial

Center for Turfgrass Environmental Research and Education Annual Research Symposium: Turf Trends for Changing Times

 From IPM in the South By Rosemary Hallberg The turf industry is facing many challenges in terms of changes in climate, regulations, pest populations, technology. The objective of this symposium is to present and discuss what these challenges will be in … Continue reading

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New tool predicts risk of plant disease

 From IPM in the South By Rosemary Hallberg A newly developed technique can predict the risk of plant disease or infestation across the globe. Described in open-access journal Frontiers in Applied Mathematics and Statistics, the technique considers pest-host interactions and the … Continue reading

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Online Submission of Poster Abstracts Deadline Approaches

Use this opportunity to share your integrated pest management (IPM) work. Submit a poster abstract by Nov. 13 for the 9th International IPM Symposium that will be held March 19–22, 2018, in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Poster abstracts should be submitted … Continue reading

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Xerces Society seeks Pollinator Conservation Specialist / Agronomist

Pollinator Conservation Specialist / Agronomist Location: Preference is to locate this position at a home office in Minnesota or North Dakota. For the right candidate, we may consider additional location options. Start Date: Hiring preference will go to candidates available to start … Continue reading

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FDA, USDA, and EPA to Hold Public Sessions on Agricultural Biotechnology

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in coordination with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs will be holding two public meetings to discuss FDA’s Agricultural Biotechnology Education … Continue reading

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USAID’s Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research

NIFA has participated in the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) Program since 2014. PEER is a competitive grants program that invites scientists in developing countries, partnered with U.S. government-supported collaborators, to apply … Continue reading

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USDA Strengthens Agricultural Sciences at Hispanic-Serving Institutions to Cultivate Future Scientists and Leaders

USDA Strengthens Agricultural Sciences at Hispanic-Serving Institutions to Cultivate Future Scientists and Leaders The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced grants to support agricultural science education at Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). These grants … Continue reading

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Scientists seek public assistance in tackling rose rosette disease

 From IPM in the South By Rosemary Hallberg by Kathleen Phillips, Texas A&M AgriLife Halfway through a five-year, $4.6 million grant to combat rose rosette disease in the U.S., the national research team studying it is encouraged by the amount … Continue reading

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NCR-SARE Seeks Nominations for Administrative Council Members

The North Central Region – Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (NCR-SARE) is seeking nominees* for the following seats on its Administrative Council as follows: • At-large representative of an agriculture college or university** • Non-profit organization representative from a … Continue reading

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USDA Invests in a More Diverse Agricultural Science Workforce

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced grants to increase women and minority representation in the agricultural science workforce. Funding is made through NIFA’s Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics … Continue reading

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