Author Archives: Susan Ratcliffe

New Grain Import Law to Keep Invasive Weeds and Other Pests from Entering China

In 2016, China put in place a new grain import law to keep invasive weeds and other plant pests from entering their country. In 2017, they informed USDA that U.S. grain shipments, particularly soybeans, did not comply with the new … Continue reading

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A History and Future of White Pine Blister Rust in North America Webinar

A History and Future of White Pine Blister Rust in North America Katie McKeever, Forest Pathologist, Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation Date: April 24, 2018 Time: 12 pm (MST) REGISTER | GET CEUS This webinar will examine the biology, … Continue reading

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EPA Announces May 10 Webinar on Submitting Incident Information on Pet Spot-on Flea and Tick Products to EPA

In This Update: EPA Announces May 10 Webinar on Submitting Incident Information on Pet Spot-on Flea and Tick Products to EPA On May 10, 2018, from 1:00-3:00 pm ET, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold a webinar for registrants … Continue reading

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New Cooperative Agreement Supports Training for Healthcare Providers on Pesticide-Related Health Conditions

In This Update: New Cooperative Agreement Supports Training for Healthcare Providers on Pesticide-Related Health Conditions EPA has awarded a cooperative agreement, Pesticide Education for Medical Professionals, to the University of California Davis Extension to educate the medical community on how … Continue reading

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Plant Search Feature Available on Protecting Bees Website

The IR-4 Project at Rutgers University is pleased to announce the launch of the Plant Search page on the Protecting Bees website. Users can search for pollinator attractive plants by zip code, bloom period, sun/light requirements, and/or pollinator attractiveness. Once … Continue reading

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Upcoming Environmental Modeling in Ground Water Public Meeting

In This Update: Upcoming Environmental Modeling in Ground Water Public Meeting On May 23, 2018, EPA will hold an Environmental Modeling Public Meeting (EMPM). This meeting provides a public forum for pesticide registrants, other stakeholders and EPA to discuss current … Continue reading

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USDA Provides Almost $70 Million in Fiscal Year 2018 to Protect Agriculture and Plants from Pests and Diseases through the 2014 Farm Bill Section 10007

Media Contacts: Abbey Powell, 301-851-4054 Suzanne Bond, 301-851-4070 WASHINGTON, March 22, 2018 —U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Greg Ibach today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is allocating almost $70 million from … Continue reading

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Pesticide Safety Education Program Professional

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension invites applications for a Pesticide Safety Education Program Professional to begin work Spring, 2018 based in Pest Management Office located at the University of Maine in Orono.  This position is full-time, contingent upon funding & … Continue reading

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Supervisory Agriculturist (Laboratory Director)

USDA, APHIS, Plant Protection and Quarantine, Science and Technology is pleased to announce the posting of the Supervisory Agriculturist (Laboratory Director), of the Plant Epidemiology and Risk Analysis Lab (PERAL) in Raleigh, NC.  The position is announced GS-14/15 and will be … Continue reading

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Veterinary Medical Officer

Overview ·         Open & closing dates:  03/30/2018 to 04/12/2018 ·         Salary: $61,218 to $113,428 per year ·         Pay scale & grade: GS 11 – 13 ·         Work schedule: Full-Time ·         Appointment type: Permanent Duties Summary This position is located in … Continue reading

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