Category Archives: General Information

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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APS webinars announced

Fieldside Manner: Serving Plant Pathology’s Stakeholders—Part 2 Oct. 25, 2017 | 11:30 a.m. CDT Tapping into Growers’ Expertise: Engaging in Extension Dr. Lindsey du Toit Washington State University, Mount Vernon NWREC Have I told You About the Time…: Communicating “Plant … Continue reading

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EPA and States’ Collective Efforts Lead to Regulatory Action on Dicamba

EPA has reached an agreement with Monsanto, BASF and DuPont on measures to further minimize the potential for drift to damage neighboring crops from the use of dicamba formulations used to control weeds in genetically modified cotton and soybeans. New … Continue reading

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NIFA Honors Land-Grant University Partners, Announces Hall of Fame Inductees

 The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today honored several land-grant university partners during its annual Day of Appreciation ceremony. Those honored were recognized for supporting NIFA’s mission to advance agricultural research, education, and … Continue reading

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EPA announces Upcoming Environmental Modeling Public Meeting on Assessing Exposure and Risk to Pollinators & Plants

On Oct. 18, 2017, EPA will hold an Environmental Modeling Public Meeting. This meeting provides a  public forum for EPA and its stakeholders to discuss current issues related to modeling pesticide fate, transport, and exposure for pesticide risk assessments in … Continue reading

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Corn growers and environmental advocate find ways to work together

Corn growers and environmental advocate find ways to work together From IPM in the South By Rosemary Hallberg In Delta Farm Press The idea that the National Corn Growers Association would fall in line with the Environmental Defense Fund views seems … Continue reading

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Climate’s Effects on Flowers Critical for Bumble Bees

Climate’s Effects on Flowers Critical for Bumble Bees From IPM in the South By Rosemary Hallberg by Mick Kulikowski, NC State University In a study that shows the importance of climate change on critical pollinators, North Carolina State University researchers found … Continue reading

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Webinar: Estimating Pesticide Risk to Improve Product Selection and IPM Program Evaluation

Pesticides are invaluable tools for food and fiber production, and undergo careful evaluation prior to registration and commercial availability. Post-registration risks remain, and can be managed through informed product selection, and use-specific mitigation measures. The Pesticide Risk Tool (PRT) is … Continue reading

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