Category Archives: Pest management

Newly Available Data to be Incorporated into Pyrethroid Proposed Interim Decisions

Based on a thorough review of recent data, EPA concluded that there are reliable data to support reducing the current threefold (3X) Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) safety factor for pyrethroids to 1X, and that margin will be safe for infants and … Continue reading

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Minor Crop Pest Management Program Interregional Research Project #4 (IR-4) Grant Open

The purpose of the IR-4 program is to enable the crop protection industry to provide safe, effective, and economical crop protection products for growers and consumers of minor/specialty crops. The crop protection industry cannot justify the costs associated with the … Continue reading

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Crop Protection and Pest Management RFA Open

The Crop Protection and Pest Management (CPPM) program RFA, through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), is now open. The purpose of the CPPM program is to address high priority issues related … Continue reading

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Farmer and Grower economic input desired for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

The Northeastern IPM Center is seeking assistance nationwide to help contribute to a project on the economic impacts of brown marmorated sting bug. A nationwide survey is currently underway to gather information from farmers and growers on the economic impact … Continue reading

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EPA releases new, two-year Dicamba restrictions

On October 31, 2018, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is extending the registration of dicamba for two years for “over-the-top” use (application to growing plants) to control weeds in fields for cotton and soybean plants genetically engineered to … Continue reading

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Cowpea Bacterial Wilt ― An Old Disease in a New Crop

There is growing interest in Nebraska in commercial production of new pulse crops, such as chickpeas (garbanzo beans), lentils, dry yellow peas, and cowpeas. Compared with dry beans, our knowledge of these new crops is lacking. Therefore, Bob Harveson have … Continue reading

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Two North Central Institutions Awarded IPM Grants from NIFA

Congratulations are in order for two institutions within our north central region. This month, NIFA issued its round of grant awards that not only includes funding for the North Central IPM Center, but to the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Michigan … Continue reading

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Great Lakes Hop Working Group provides region=specific pest management support

The Great Lakes Hop Working Group (GLHWG), funded by a grant from the North Central Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Center, formed in 2016 to provide region-specific pest management support to producers in remerging hop production areas outside of the Pacific … Continue reading

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What’s the real deal with soybean cyst nematodes and cover crops?

The North Central IPM Center and the North Central Region’s IPM Coordinators are collaborating to assist our region’s IPM-focused students with professional networking opportunities including travel support to the 9th International IPM Symposium. As part of our travel support program … Continue reading

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EPA Registers the Wolbachia ZAP Strain in Live Male Asian Tiger Mosquitoes

On Nov. 3, 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency registered a new mosquito biopesticide – ZAP Males® – that can reduce local populations of the type of mosquito (Aedes albopictus, or Asian Tiger Mosquitoes) that can spread numerous diseases of significant … Continue reading

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