Category Archives: General Information

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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UGA mycologists partner with the CDC to tackle fungicide resistance

 From IPM in the South By Rosemary Hallberg by Merritt Melancon, University of Georgia There are a limited number of compounds available to combat fungal infections in both plants and people. A team of University of Georgia researchers is helping to … 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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Conference on cover crops and soil health

Pre-registration is ending next week for the Second National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health, being held Dec. 7-8 in Indianapolis, IN.  The pre-registration deadline is Tuesday, Nov. 7.  After November 7th, the conference registration price goes from $150 to $200 for ag professionals (including university, agency, … Continue reading

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Center for Turfgrass Environmental Research and Education Annual Research Symposium: Turf Trends for Changing Times

 From IPM in the South By Rosemary Hallberg The turf industry is facing many challenges in terms of changes in climate, regulations, pest populations, technology. The objective of this symposium is to present and discuss what these challenges will be in … Continue reading

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New tool predicts risk of plant disease

 From IPM in the South By Rosemary Hallberg A newly developed technique can predict the risk of plant disease or infestation across the globe. Described in open-access journal Frontiers in Applied Mathematics and Statistics, the technique considers pest-host interactions and the … Continue reading

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Online Submission of Poster Abstracts Deadline Approaches

Use this opportunity to share your integrated pest management (IPM) work. Submit a poster abstract by Nov. 13 for the 9th International IPM Symposium that will be held March 19–22, 2018, in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Poster abstracts should be submitted … 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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