Category Archives: Center News

Preparing the North Central region vegetable industries for tackling a new invasive insect pest: the brown marmorated stink bug

When the North Central region of the United States was threatened with a new invasive insect pest for vegetables, the North Central Integrated Pest Management Center (NCIPMC) funded a critical issue project for research in Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota and Indiana. … Continue reading

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USDA Announces more than $8 Million to Address Shifting Environmental Conditions and Impact on Agriculture

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced nine grants totaling more than $8 million to study and develop new approaches for the agriculture sector to adapt to and mitigate the effects of … Continue reading

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Request for Messages to Congress on APLU’s Budget Request for NIFA

“The response has been dismal to date and we need your help NOW to support our advocacy strategy for our FY 2018 federal funding request.  Only 51 letters have been submitted across the entire system as of Tuesday, June 27.” … Continue reading

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Establishment of more invasive species a concern for UGA experts

From IPM in the South By Rosemary Hallberg By Sharon Dowdy, Clint Thompson, University of Georgia Over the next 10 years, the number of cargo containers operating out of the Port of Savannah, Georgia, is expected to double. While additional … Continue reading

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Ag Stewardship in southeast New York and Extension Vegetable Specialist at UConn announced

Agriculture Stewardship Specialist with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County, based in Riverhead, NY http://ccesuffolk.org/jobs/agricultural-stewardship-specialist The Educator will be responsible for the planning, development, delivery, evaluation, coordination, and management of the Agricultural Stewardship Program in Suffolk County. This person will … Continue reading

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Head of NIFA endorses rap video about mosquitoes and viruses they vector

Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy, Director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture at the U. S. Department of Agriculture is endorsing a rap video on mosquitoes and the viruses they vector. He said “many of you have been hearing about finding … Continue reading

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CDC offers online 11-part training program on vector control

The CDC is now offering a new online 11-part training program on vector control. This is a free online training.  Course sessions include IPM basics, mosquito biology and control, tick biology and control, rodent management, bed bug biology and control, … Continue reading

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IPM Achievement Awards deadline is June 30

Don’t miss your chance to make a nomination for the .  Deadline is June 30, 2017.  These awards recognize practitioners, groups, and students who have made outstanding achievements in IPM adoption, implementation, and program maintenance. There are four award categories: Lifetime Achievement … Continue reading

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Morton Arboretum offers workshop on Selection and Monitoring of Urban Trees

Too many times a tree is selected for a site only to fail a few years down the road. Why? The Morton Arboretum is offering a two-day workshop this summer for urban forestry professionals to answer that question. Sign up … Continue reading

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University of Florida scientists find way to detect Zika virus in mosquitoes

From IPM in the South By Rosemary Hallberg From PCT Magazine A University of Florida entomologist is working with other scientists to detect the Zika virus in minutes, rather than days or weeks, allowing for faster and more targeted mosquito control … Continue reading

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