Author Archives: Laurie Vial

About Laurie Vial

I am the Communication Specialist with the NCIPMC. lvial@illinois.edu.

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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Researching What Could be Tomorrow’s Problem Corn Ear Pest

Débora Montezano-UNL Graduate Research Assistant Thomas Hunt – Extension Entomologist Julie Peterson – Extension Entomologist José Paulo F. Bentivenha-Post Doctoral Student at the University of Sao Paulo Nebraska-Brazil Collaboration Studies New and Old Corn Insect Pests US farmers may not … Continue reading

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USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Seeks Stakeholder Input on Food, Agriculture Priorities  

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture announces its stakeholder listening initiative “NIFA Listens: Investing in Science to Transform Lives.” This stakeholder listening opportunity informs the research, extension and education priorities of NIFA, which has the mission of investing in … Continue reading

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Funding Opportunity: Community Food Projects Competitive Grant Program

Document Type: Grants Notice  Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NIFA-CFP-006392 Funding Opportunity Title: Community Food Projects Competitive Grant Program Opportunity Category: Mandatory Opportunity Category Explanation: Funding Instrument Type: Grant Category of Funding Activity: Agriculture Category Explanation: Expected Number of Awards: CFDA Number(s): … Continue reading

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Video about Bt crops, resistance and management released

The link to the full-length video is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJtaDeaOp0I&feature=youtu.be Link to a shorter version for Twitter/Facebook etc., is here: https://twitter.com/PurdueExtension This link will allow anyone to download the shorter video for Twitter and other social media needs: https://filelocker.purdue.edu/public_download?shareId=b98970515e37e29b1e603f8f2fbfe9ec The goal … Continue reading

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NCR-SARE Announces 2017 Research & Education, Graduate Student, and Professional Development Awards

The North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NCR-SARE) Program is pleased to announce the projects recommended for funding for the Research and Education, Graduate Student, and Professional Development competitive grant programs. 37 projects were awarded a total of … Continue reading

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Call for posters for the 9th International IPM Symposium

Online Submission of Poster Abstracts Is Now 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 … Continue reading

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Assessing the value and pest management window provided by neonicotinoid seed treatments…

Available at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ps.4602/epdf Assessing the value and pest management window provided by neonicotinoid seed treatments for management of soybean aphid (Aphis glycines Matsumura) in the Upper Midwestern United States by Christian H Krupke,Adam M Alford, Eileen M Cullen, Erin W … Continue reading

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Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship (NNF) Grants Program announced

This grant program supports: (1) training students for master’s and doctoral degrees in food, agricultural and natural resource sciences; and (2) Special International Study or Thesis/Dissertation Research Travel Allowances (IRTA) for eligible USDA NNF beneficiaries. Awards are specifically intended to … Continue reading

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University of Illinois seeks post doc to study the behavioral ecology of host preference in Aedes albopictus.

A post-doc opportunity with Chris Stone at the University of Illinois to study the behavioral ecology of host preference in Aedes albopictus.    Please see https://publish.illinois.edu/medentlab/joining-the-lab/ for details.   If you know someone who may be interested, please contact cstone@illinois.edu.

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