Category Archives: Center News

Emergency Citrus Disease Research and Extension Program Pre-Application

NIFA requests pre-applications for the ECDRE program for fiscal year 2020 to address priorities identified by the Citrus Disease Sub-committee of the National Agricultural Research, Education, Extension and Economics Advisory Board through projects that integrate research and extension activities and … Continue reading

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NIFA Deadline Extensions Due to COVID-19

Due to the disruptions arising from the national response to COVID-19, NIFA is extending the following deadlines. NIFA will continue to monitor the situation and post updates to this guidance on our web site. AFRI The following Agriculture and Food Research … Continue reading

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EPA Offers Webinars on Pollinator Health and Habitat

Beginning in March 2020, EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs will host a series of public webinars highlighting ongoing work to promote pollinator health and habitat. These webinars seek to increase awareness of the evolving science on pollinator health, promote efforts … Continue reading

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University of Wisconsin Postdoctoral Research Associate Fruit Crop Entomology Laboratory

A postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Entomology at UW-Madison to further our understanding of population dynamics and movement and to refine management strategies for insect pests of Wisconsin berry crops. The postdoctoral researcher will focus on two … Continue reading

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2020 NORTH CENTRAL IPM GRANTS

The North Central IPM Center has released its RFA’s for the 2020 Working Groups and Critical Issues grant programs, as of September 24, 2019 at 4 p.m. CST. The proposal submission date for both RFAs is November 22, 2019, by … Continue reading

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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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AFRI Foundational and Applied Sciences — Tactical Sciences for Agricultural Biosecurity Webinar

NIFA will hold an informational webinar to provide information regarding the AFRI Foundational and Applied Science Program’s new cross-cutting priority Tactical Sciences for Agricultural Biosecurity (Program Code A1181), Fiscal Year 2019 Request for Applications. No need to register, just follow the AFRI-TSAB … Continue reading

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