Category Archives: IPM Arenas

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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PlayCleanGo Awareness Week Is June 1–8, 2019

Outdoor Recreation Plays Key Role In Spreading — and Stopping — Invasive Species Milwaukee, WI – The first-ever PlayCleanGo Awareness Week will take place June 1–8, 2019, with events occurring across North America. PlayCleanGo Awareness Week is part of a national campaign … 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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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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Corn Growth and Development-University of Nebraska, CropWatch

Corn ear issues that affronted Nebraska in 2016 still plague some farmers, reducing productivity and causing us, as researchers, to continue to ponder possible causes. In July 2016, ear formation issues in the state were reported in several corn fields … Continue reading

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Advocacy of Genetically Modified Crops is Needed to Increase Acceptance Worldwide

Fall Armyworm (FAW) is an insect pest many producers are familiar with in the United States. Unfortunately, farmers in Brazil and now in sub-Saharan Africa (48 of 51 countries; see Figure 1) also know first-hand the significant damage caused by this … Continue reading

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Southwest Indiana Melon and Vegetable Association Spring Meeting

The annual spring meeting of the Southwest Indiana Melon and Vegetable Association will take place on Friday, March 8, 2019 at the French Lick Resort and Casino, 8670 West State Road 56, French Lick, IN 47432.  Registration starts at 8:30 … Continue reading

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New Free IPM Resource for School Districts to Improve Student Health and Performance

Madison, Wisconsin — School districts throughout the US now have a free training tool to ensure all school staff – custodians, maintenance, food service, teachers, grounds staff and more – understand how they can reduce pest problems and asthma, and boost … 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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