Category Archives: Press Release

Great Lakes Fruit Working Group works to improve the sustainability of fruit production

Our mission is to improve the sustainability of fruit production and quality of life in the Great Lakes region. The Great Lakes Fruit Working (GLFW) Group, funded by the North Central Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Center, was founded informally in … 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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Industrial and Commercial Scientific Coalition on Pest Exclusion (IC SCOPE) Working Group brings stakeholders together

Research, Extension and industry personnel have formed the Industrial and Commercial Scientific Coalition on Pest Exclusion (IC SCOPE), to apply scientific methodology in order to quantify the impact of pest exclusion measures to improve Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices in … Continue reading

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Biological pesticides are included in integrated pest management systems

From IPM in the South By Rosemary Hallberg In Southeast Farm Press Biological pesticides can play a key role in a successful integrated pest management program and can be useful in increasing sustainability on the farm. Speaking at a symposium … Continue reading

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FDA, USDA, and EPA to Hold Public Sessions on Agricultural Biotechnology

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in coordination with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs will be holding two public meetings to discuss FDA’s Agricultural Biotechnology Education … Continue reading

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USDA Strengthens Agricultural Sciences at Hispanic-Serving Institutions to Cultivate Future Scientists and Leaders

USDA Strengthens Agricultural Sciences at Hispanic-Serving Institutions to Cultivate Future Scientists and Leaders The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced grants to support agricultural science education at Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). These grants … 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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