Category Archives: General Information

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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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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Bark & Ambrosia Beetle Academy announced

Please accept our invitation to the third Bark & Ambrosia Beetle Academy: http://www.ambrosiasymbiosis.org/academy/ at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL, May 7-11, 2018. At this unique workshop, participants will learn bark and ambrosia beetle identification with emphasis on invasive … Continue reading

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Cornell announces new Graduate Masters of Science (MS) Program in Entomology: Vector-Borne Disease Biology 

The Northeast Regional Center of Excellence for Vector-Borne Diseases (NEVBD) together with Cornell’s Department of Entomology are excited to announce a new Master of Science in Entomology: Vector-Borne Disease Biology graduate program. The NEVBD is funded through the US Centers … Continue reading

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Fall webinar series, “The IPM Toolbox” starts Sept. 11

Got an IPM question? Need to know the latest IPM information? The Northeastern IPM Center has got the answers with their Fall webinar series, “The IPM Toolbox.” They’ve asked the experts to join them online for an hour of dialogue about an … Continue reading

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NIFA announces (USDA) Innovations in Food and Agricultural Science and Technology (I-FAST) Prize Competition

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is announcing the I-FAST prize competition (the “I-FAST Competition” or the “Competition”) to develop and implement the Innovations in Food and Agricultural Science and Technology (I-FAST) Program. USDA NIFA will partner with … Continue reading

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Cover Crop Do’s and Don’t’s published

Crop Protection Network This publication addresses the facts and myths related to weed, insect, and disease management when using cover crops. This publication was created by the Crop Protection Network, which includes authors from land-grant universities across the North Central … Continue reading

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