Category Archives: Center News

2018 USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum Student Diversity Program Sponsorship

MEMORANDUM FROM:             Eddie G. Gouge Senior Associate Director, Federal Relations – Food and Agricultural Sciences and Executive Director, CARET and the Board on Human Sciences, Inc. DATE:               November 3, 2017 SUBJECT:        2018 USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum Student Diversity Program APLU has been … Continue reading

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The North Central Consumer Horticulture IPM Working Group harnessed the power of the internet to reach gardeners with training modules

North Central Consumer Horticulture Integrated Pest Management (IPM) The North Central Consumer Horticulture IPM Working Group harnessed the power of the internet to reach gardeners, including Extension Master Gardeners and garden center employees, in the United States and Canada with … Continue reading

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Online Submission of Poster Abstracts for 9th International IPM Symposium opens

Online Submission of Poster Abstracts Is Open  Use this opportunity to share your integrated pest management (IPM) work. Submit a poster for the 9th International IPM Symposium that will be held March 19–22, 2018, in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Poster abstracts … Continue reading

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LSU seeks Assistant/Associate Professor Insect Systematist and Diagnostician

ACADEMIC RANK: Assistant/Associate Professor (anticipated), twelve-month, tenure track appointment, research (50%), teaching (30%), and extension/outreach (20%) responsibilities. WORK LOCATION: Department of Entomology, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Department of Entomology at Louisiana State University invites applications for a tenure-track … Continue reading

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EPA Guidance on Managing Pesticide Resistance announced

EPA has released two Pesticide Registration Notices (PRNs) aimed at combating pesticide resistance. • PRN 2017-1, “Guidance for Pesticide Registrants on Pesticide Resistance Management Labeling” offers general guidance on resistance management labeling for all conventional agricultural insecticides, fungicides and herbicides. … Continue reading

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Preparing the North Central region vegetable industries for tackling a new invasive insect pest: the brown marmorated stink bug

When the North Central region of the United States was threatened with a new invasive insect pest for vegetables, the North Central Integrated Pest Management Center (NCIPMC) funded a critical issue project for research in Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota and Indiana. … Continue reading

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USDA Announces more than $8 Million to Address Shifting Environmental Conditions and Impact on Agriculture

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced nine grants totaling more than $8 million to study and develop new approaches for the agriculture sector to adapt to and mitigate the effects of … Continue reading

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Request for Messages to Congress on APLU’s Budget Request for NIFA

“The response has been dismal to date and we need your help NOW to support our advocacy strategy for our FY 2018 federal funding request.  Only 51 letters have been submitted across the entire system as of Tuesday, June 27.” … Continue reading

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Establishment of more invasive species a concern for UGA experts

From IPM in the South By Rosemary Hallberg By Sharon Dowdy, Clint Thompson, University of Georgia Over the next 10 years, the number of cargo containers operating out of the Port of Savannah, Georgia, is expected to double. While additional … Continue reading

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Ag Stewardship in southeast New York and Extension Vegetable Specialist at UConn announced

Agriculture Stewardship Specialist with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County, based in Riverhead, NY http://ccesuffolk.org/jobs/agricultural-stewardship-specialist The Educator will be responsible for the planning, development, delivery, evaluation, coordination, and management of the Agricultural Stewardship Program in Suffolk County. This person will … Continue reading

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