Category Archives: General Information

EPA Seeks Public Comment on Pesticide Applications for Hemp

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the receipt of 10 pesticide applications to expand their use on hemp. The 10 requests are the result of the December 2018 Farm Bill provisions that removed hemp from the Controlled … Continue reading

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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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EPA Seeks Nominations for the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee

EPA is accepting nominations for membership on the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC). Established in 1995, the PPDC is a diverse group of stakeholders chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act to provide feedback to EPA on various pesticide regulatory, policy, … Continue reading

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NIFA Update for Stakeholders and Partners on Indirect Costs

At the FY 2019 National Extension and Research Administrative Officers’ Conference (NERAOC), NIFA provided information regarding the 30 percent indirect cost limit established by the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (i.e., 2018 Farm Bill), (Pub. L. 115-334) for many of … Continue reading

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USDA Announces Receipt of 136 Expressions of Interest in Hosting ERS & NIFA

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has received 136 expressions of interest from parties in 35 states interested in becoming the new homes of the Economic Research Service (ERS) and the … Continue reading

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Chemical Component of IPM Gets the Spotlight during National Pesticide Safety Education Month

The second annual National Pesticide Safety Education Month gets underway February 1st, to reinforce core principles of safe handling and use and to raise awareness of and support for the land-grant university Pesticide Safety Education Programs (PSEPs). Pesticide safety is … Continue reading

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Changes to Connections Blog

With the NCIPMC now moved to Michigan State University, changes will be coming to the Connections Blog and the NCIPMC.org website. To be sure that you are always receiving updates from us, please subscribe to our email list, which we … Continue reading

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Assistant Professor of Entomology, Mississippi State University

The Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology and Plant Pathology at Mississippi State University is searching for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Entomology. Applications are invited from individuals with expertise in any area of entomology, but ecological interactions involving arthropods, … Continue reading

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Assistant or Associate Professor at Washington State University

The Department of Entomology at Washington State University is seeking an Assistant or Associate Professor to develop an innovative, nationally and internationally recognized, and externally funded research and teaching program in insect systematics.  This 12-month, tenured or tenure-track full-time facultyposition begins August 16, 2019, or as negotiated. Responsibilities include developing a nationally and internationally recognized, externally funded systematics research and teaching program, … Continue reading

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Fellowship program available for graduate students

The FFAR Fellowship Program was established to provide professional development and career guidance to the next generation of food and agriculture scientists across the Foundation for Food and Agriculture’s seven Challenge Areas and strategic initiatives. The consensus among employers is that … Continue reading

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