Category Archives: Center News

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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The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative to include IPM funding opportunities

The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Foundational and Applied Science Program Request for Applications (RFA) released recently includes a new cross-cutting program that could be of interest to the IPM community. This program, “Tactical Sciences for Agricultural Biosecurity (Program … Continue reading

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Agriculture and Food Research Initiative – Sustainable Agricultural Systems RFA

Applications to the FY 2019 Agriculture and Food Research Initiative – Sustainable Agricultural Systems (SAS) Request for Applications (RFA) must focus on approaches that promote transformational changes in the U.S. food and agriculture system within the next 25 years. NIFA … Continue reading

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Plan of Work and REEport Integration Update

NIFA deployed the most recent release to the Institutional Profile on March 22, 2019. The enhancements provide the necessary functionality to support the 2020 Plan of Work (POW) reporting process. The release provides two key features particularly relevant to our partners’ … Continue reading

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Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative

The Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI) seeks to solve critical organic agriculture issues, priorities, or problems through the integration of research, education, and extension activities. The purpose of this program is to fund projects that will enhance the … Continue reading

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