University of Georgia announces two full-time lecturer positions in ecology

Two Full-time Lecturer Positions in Ecology, University of Georgia 

The Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia invites applications for two full-time Lecturers (non-tenure track) to contribute to instructional offerings in our B.S. and A.B. undergraduate degree programs in ecology and to provide support for administering these programs. One position is for a 12-month lecturer, and a second position is for a 10-month lecturer. We seek candidates who are passionate about quality undergraduate education and who can contribute to advising and mentoring of students interested in either traditional ecological science careers (through the B.S. degree), or in careers focused on translation of ecological science into policy, management, and other applications (via the A.B. degree). Applicants must show evidence of excellence in teaching, an ability to collaboratively and creatively lead and support a growing undergraduate academic program, and excellent organizational skills. To apply, candidates must have a Ph.D. or terminal degree in ecology or a related field, such as sustainability, conservation biology or environmental policy.

For a full description of both positions, and instructions on how to apply, please see our webpages at: http://www.ecology.uga.edu/generalInformation.php?Positions_Available-15/

Applications should be received by 18 Sep 2017 to ensure full consideration.
To apply for the 12-month position, candidates should electronically submit their application at http://facultyjobs.uga.edu/postings/2587.
To apply for the 10-month position, candidates should electronically submit their application at http://facultyjobs.uga.edu/postings/2594.

The University of Georgia is located in Athens, Georgia. Georgia is well known for its quality of life with both outdoor and urban activities (www.georgia.gov). UGA (www.uga.edu) is a land grant/sea grant institution located approximately 60 miles northeast of Atlanta. It is within an hour driving distance from the North Georgia Mountains and four hours from the Atlantic coast. Athens enjoys a mild climate and yet still sees the benefits of the changing seasons. It is well known for its vibrant and evolving music scene, serving as the hometown of bands such as R.E.M., the B-52’s, Widespread Panic, the Drive-By Truckers, of Montreal, and Futurebirds.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

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Virginia Tech Assistant Professor, Vector-Borne Disease Ecologist

Virginia Tech’s Department of Entomology invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in the area of vector-borne disease ecology starting in January 2018. The nine-month, 70% research and 30% teaching appointment will be based on the campus at Virginia Tech, a land-grant university in Blacksburg, Virginia. This position is part of a new university-wide emphasis that includes the hiring of six faculty members in the area of infectious disease across four colleges. The faculty member in this position is expected to help establish and grow the new Global Systems Science Destination Area (http://provost.vt.edu/destination-areas.html) through participation in this broader university effort. This Destination Area is focused on critical problems that cross the nexus of natural and human systems.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to develop an extramurally funded research program focused on the ecology of mosquitoes, ticks, and/or other arthropod vectors of human infectious disease and serve as a member of the established Vector-Borne Disease Research Group in the Fralin Life Sciences Institute at Virginia Tech. Researchers who use modern methods in community, quantitative and molecular ecology are especially encouraged to apply.

Approximately a dozen faculty members from the departments of chemistry, biological sciences, biochemistry and entomology form the Vector-Borne Disease group that elucidates the fundamental mechanisms involved in the transmission and pathogenesis of vector-borne infectious organisms and leads the search for novel approaches to disease mitigation. While current emphasis of the VBD group is on mosquito-borne pathogens that cause vector-borne human diseases worldwide, this position is also open to those working with other arthropods and their role in vectoring diseases to humans, particularly ticks.

Preference will be given to individuals with an established track record in vector-borne disease research and a demonstrated ability to secure extramural funding and publish in high quality, peer-reviewed journals. The incumbent is expected to teach and develop courses at the undergraduate and/or graduate level, contribute to innovative curricula, and mentor undergraduate and graduate students. The incumbent will also support the mission of the land-grant university by participating in outreach and engaging local, state, and regional stakeholders.

Virginia Tech recognizes the critical importance of diverse teams of scholars. It seeks to diversify its faculty along multiple dimensions, including those that have been historically marginalized and excluded. Virginia Tech is a public land‐grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence—InclusiveVT. We seek candidates who adopt and practice efforts to increase access and inclusion to create a community that who can assess the applicant’s qualifications

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BerTek Inc. seeks Veterinary Entomologist

Title:  Staff Entomologist 

Education required:  Advanced Degree in Veterinary Entomology

Duties:

  1. All duties and responsibilities of a Technical Assistant
  2. Oversee operation and maintenance of parasite colonies
  3. Oversee conduct of testing/studies
  4. Liaison with contracting companies
  5. Manage personnel

Responsibilities:

  1. Train and supervise personnel
  2. Review SOPs, protocols, contracts and final reports
  3. Assist Laboratory Director in handling confidentiality and monetary agreements
  4. Assist Laboratory Director in conduct of studies according to SOPs, protocol, EPA, FDA and USDA APHIS regulations
  5. Assist Laboratory Director in maintaining animal health
  6. Assist Laboratory Director in ordering supplies and materials

Training:

  1. Usually self-trained in most area

Attend meetings, symposiums, etc. for additional information and training

wreverett@bertekconsults.com

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Precision Biosciences seeks Director of Crop Innovation

Job Description
302 East Pettigrew St, Durham NC 27701 USA T: 919.314.5512 F: 480.393.5553 E: info@precisionbiosciences.com
Job Title: Director of Crop Innovation
Team: PlantSciences
Reports To: President, PlantSciences
Classification: Exempt
Precision Biosciences is seeking a seasoned scientist manager with experience in metabolic engineering and genomics, to drive its pipeline of genome editing programs in agriculture focused on improving human health, wellness and sustainability. This individual will be responsible for building and leading a team dedicated to the translational development activities necessary to advance these programs to create innovative, healthy and sustainable food solutions.
The Director of Crop Innovation will report to the President of PlantSciences. The successful candidate will be a hands-on, participative manager who will make significant contributions to the strategy and execution within a diverse R&D organization.
Company Background
Precision BioSciences, the genome editing company, is dedicated to improving life. The Precision Biosciences team seeks to solve significant problems in oncology, genetic disease, agriculture, and beyond, via its ARCUS genome editing platform. ARCUS is Precision’s proprietary, nuclease-based genome editing platform which now encompasses an industry leading combination of site specificity, ease of delivery, and breadth of editing capabilities.
Position Summary
The Director of Crop Innovation (DCI) serves as the head of all internal and external research and development activities at Precision PlantSciences. The DCI is also assigned the responsibility of expanding applications of Precision’s ARCUS genome editing platform in all aspects of translational agriculture to realize the Company’s strategic growth and mission. As an experienced professional in plant sciences, the Director of Crop Innovation plays a key role in identifying disruptive technologies and collaborations in genomics, molecular breeding and metabolic engineering to complement ARCUS-driven initiatives. In addition to managing R&D programs, the DCI will contribute up to 30% of his/her time working with Precision’s CEO and the President of the PlantSciences team to generate impactful product concepts and other business development activities.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Core Responsibilities:
• Role requires a strong appreciation for research but a focus on product development
• Applicant will be expected to build a multi-disciplinary development team that can also draw on existing skills and resources within the company
• Strong communication skills are critical as the team will be part of a larger cross-functional organization with multiple product development areas
• Adapt quickly to technical and/or industry changes in a rapidly advancing field
• Build a strong team and encourage career growth of employees
• This role requires a strong appreciation for research but a focus on product development.
302 East Pettigrew St, Durham NC 27701 USA T: 919.314.5512 F: 480.393.5553 E: info@precisionbiosciences.com
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• Applicant will be expected to build a multi-disciplinary development team that can also draw on existing skills and resources within the company
• Strong communication skills are critical as the team will be part of a larger cross-functional organization with multiple product development areas
• The DCI will be responsible for all internal and external research and development activities within PlantSciences.
• Recognizes, recruits and improves technologies that are complementary to the ARCUS platform to enable expedited crop improvement for internal and partnered programs.
• As the leader of all research efforts within PlantSciences, the DCI is required to build strong collaborative, professional and personal relationships with colleagues across teams within Precision and upholds the core values and mission of Precision in the industry.
• The DCI will establish a high-throughput pathway engineering capability in a variety of crops using the ARCUS platform. The DCI will work with the senior leadership at Precision to formulate and execute new IP-generating initiatives in support of ARCUS and its applications in Agriculture.
• As a team leader, the DCI builds, leads and manages the team(s) in line with Precision’s strategic plan and performs high quality, milestone driven research to advance Precision’s mission.
• Further, the DCI coordinates, supports and coaches the team members, ensures availability of all necessary tools and initiation of actions that safeguard the progress and completion of research programs in compliance with objectives. Additionally, the Director of Crop Innovation will collaborate with the President of PlantSciences on a regular basis to develop and monitor the progress of internal and external programs, budgets and spending strategy.
• As a manager, the Director of Crop Innovation monitors and constantly evaluates research programs for quality and effectiveness and contributes towards efficient program management. The Director of Crop Innovation also conducts routine appraisals and development meetings with the team members to ensure operational excellence.
• Develops a budget and make decisions on administrative and operational matters for the team
• Leads while maintaining a company culture that emphasizes selflessness and company success.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. This list contains the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform role-related duties other than those contained in this document.
Professional Experience and Qualifications The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform this job successfully.
Education/Experience
• Ph.D. degree in a scientific competency area (e.g. plant sciences, molecular genetics, applied genetics, molecular biology or applied bioinformatics). Experience in metabolic engineering is highly desired.
• Scientific expertise with demonstrated knowledge and experience (> 10 years) in the scientific competency area and a track record of high impact publications and patents.
302 East Pettigrew St, Durham NC 27701 USA T: 919.314.5512 F: 480.393.5553 E: info@precisionbiosciences.com
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• Provable track record with applied or strategic R&D and innovation, management experience and excellent communication skills.
• Capable of creating and implementing high quality innovative concepts for R&D development and execution (program and project proposals and reports, patents, sales of products and licenses, publications, presentations, innovation platforms).
• Broad and deep understanding of coherence between disciplines, technologies, traits and the integrated application in market-oriented research and product development.
• At least 10 years of working experience in the field of expertise.
• Experience and an appreciation for multicultural and multinational collaborations, teams and clients.
• Experienced in leading researchers, scientists and technicians.
• Experienced in IP filing and interactions with the legal teams.
• Experience in scientific business development desired.
Reasoning Ability
• Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
• Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Work Environment
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard
office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax
machines.
Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee
to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
• The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
• Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and depth perception.
• While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear.
Travel Requirements
• Travel: Required (~25%)
Precision BioSciences provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Precision BioSciences complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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Cornell seeks Production Economics and Business Management Educator

Extension Support Specialist II
(Band F –
Exempt)
Cornell Cooperative Extension
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS)

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) is a pioneering practitioner of purpose-driven science and Cornell University’s second largest college. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy and environmental resources; and social, physical and economic well-being. Since our founding, we have been evolving to meet the changing needs of our world. As our areas of study have diversified, we have established top-ranked programs and over 20 majors in community and rural development, environment and natural resources, food and nutrition, applied economics, agriculture, international programs and life sciences. It is vital to us that we match the excellence of our science with the generosity of our spirit. We want to leave the world better than we found it, so we seek out those not simply driven to master their discipline, but passionate about doing so to serve the public good. CALS is fundamentally invested in improving the lives of people, their environments and their communities both in New York state and around the world.

Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) provides the educational outreach functions for Cornell University’s role as New York State’s Land Grant University.  Programmatically, CCE connects the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and the College of Human Ecology (CHE) with 55 off-campus Associations, Integrated Pest Management, New York State Sea Grant, Area Specialists, and CCE New York City.

The Lake Ontario Fruit Program (LOF) serves commercial fruit producers in Wayne, Monroe, Orleans, Niagara, and Oswego counties along the shore of Lake Ontario.  In these counties, there are 259 apple farms growing 26,446 acres.  New York State is the 2nd in national apple production and the LOF region represents 63% of the acreage in New York.  Modern planting systems range from 600 to 2000 trees per acre and are supported by a trellis system or individual tree supports.  Peaches, sweet cherries, tart cherries, apricots and many berry crops are also produced in the region.   The fruit industry of LOF region is a growing, vibrant, and continues to invest in modern technology to compete in world markets.

Provide leadership in consultation with faculty and industry leaders for planning, implementing and evaluating educational programs that address producer identified needs and opportunities with emphasis on business management for commercial growers and other industry clientele.  Primary emphasis will be in the area of tree fruit but could extend to other horticultural commodities. The program will include but is not limited to: economics of production; record keeping and business analysis; financial management, forms of business organizations, labor management, taxation and marketing. Implement educational programs utilizing a variety of methods.

Provide producers and industry with a framework to analyze production and management alternatives and to maximize profit opportunities based on emerging best-management practices. Work with farms to analyze management strategies to expand production and profitability. Identify, initiate and conduct demonstrations and in-depth applied research projects appropriate to the needs of the fruit industry in western New York.

Prepare quarterly reports, impact statements, and yearly success stories on program progress and accomplishments. Communicate evaluation results, findings, and make recommendations to program partners and funders. Support Cornell University and Cooperative Extension system-wide initiatives through participation in program work teams, ad-hoc committees and advisory groups. Develop and maintain effective communication and working relationships with appropriate agribusiness, industry partners, other educational institutions and governmental agencies and organizations. Build collaborative relationships and maintain timely and effective communication with County Extension Associations. Participate in professional development opportunities, conferences and workshops such as annual Agriculture and Food Systems In-Service, appropriate to program and personal skill enhancement.

This position is full-time (40 hours/week) and will be located in Newark, New York. This is a one-year appointment with possible extension depending on funding and performance.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture from an accredited institution with a major in Agricultural Economics, Business Management or closely associated fields and 3+ years of relevant work experience in Agribusiness, Horticultural Crop Production, Cooperative Extension, or closely related fields or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with proven ability to work with diverse audiences in group and one-on-one settings; working effectively with industry, economic development groups, advisory boards and committees, community and funding partners and other stakeholders.
  • Fundamental competence utilizing current technology as a management and program delivery tool (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Internet and Web development).
  • Knowledge and experience in current and emerging issues and production practices of horticultural crops.
  • Knowledge and experience in current and emerging issues and production practices related to the fruit industry in western New York.
  • Ability to define, conduct and interpret applied research and demonstration projects.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong leadership and teamwork skills.
  • Must be able to maintain high level of confidentiality.
  • Proven organizational and time-management skills.
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment and to quickly adjust to change and changing priorities.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to meet the travel requirements of the position, including having reliable transportation or having and maintaining a valid New York State driver’s license.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as essential job functions require.
  • Must exercise sound and ethical judgment when acting on behalf of the University.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree (Master of Science or Master of Business Administration) in a closely related field.
  • Coursework in Horticultural Sciences, Marketing, Labor Management, Adult Education, and Communications.
  • Successful experience obtaining new funding including grants and industry support.
  • Commitment to the philosophy of Cornell and Extension in support of the fruit industry.
  • Appreciation of agriculture as a business and as a lifestyle.
  • Creativity, energy, motivation and positive enthusiasm.

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Life. Changing.

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No relocation assistance is provided for this position. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university’s mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. Located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell’s far-flung global presence includes the medical college’s campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the new Cornell Tech campus to be built on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

 

University Job Title:

Extension Supp Spec II

Level:

F

Pay Rate Type:

Salary

Company:

Contract College

Contact Name:

Janet Camilli

Number of Openings:

1

Current Employees:

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Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday – Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application.

EEO Statement:

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university’s mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university’s mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. With our main campus located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell’s far-flung global presence includes the medical college’s campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the Cornell Tech campus opening on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

We offer a rich array of services, programs and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of personal life, including employee wellness, workshops, childcare and adoption assistance, parental leave and flexible work options.

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Value added producer grant announced

Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: RDBCP-VAPG-2017
Funding Opportunity Title: VALUE ADDED PRODUCER GRANT
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Agriculture
Category Explanation:
Expected Number of Awards: 200
CFDA Number(s): 10.352 — Value-Added Producer Grants
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: Yes
Version: Synopsis 3
Original Closing Date for Applications: Jan 31, 2018
Current Closing Date for Applications: Jan 24, 2018
Archive Date: Mar 02, 2018
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Award Ceiling: $250,000
Award Floor:
Eligibility
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Independent Producers,Agricultural Producer Groups, Farmer or Rancher Cooperatives, or Majority-Controlled Producer-Based Business
Additional Information
Agency Name: Business and Cooperative Programs
Description: This Notice announces that the Rural Business-Cooperative Service (Agency) is accepting applications for the Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program. Approximately $18 million is currently available. The Agency may also utilize any funding that become available after publishing this notice. Enactment of a continuing resolution or an appropriations act may affect the availability or level of funding for this program. The Agency will publish the program funding level on the Rural Development website (https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/value-added-producer-grants ). Section VII also announces solicitation of non-Federal independent grant reviewers to evaluate and score applications submitted under this Notice.
Link to Additional Information: Link to Federal Register
Grantor Contact Information: If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:

Shantelle Gordon Management Analyst Phone 2026901374

CPGrants@wdc.usda.gov

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Bark & Ambrosia Beetle Academy announced

Please accept our invitation to the third Bark & Ambrosia Beetle Academy: http://www.ambrosiasymbiosis.org/academy/ at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL, May 7-11, 2018.

At this unique workshop, participants will learn bark and ambrosia beetle identification with emphasis on invasive species, using printed and online keys, and understanding scolytine morphology, ecology, damage, symptoms, and classification. We also provide introduction to beetle management and field diagnostics, including several field trip to outbreak sites. Added this year: everyone can take home a unique Reference Collection of the world’s most invasive bark and ambrosia beetles.

Register as soon as possible! In 2014 and 2016 the Academy filled up within two months of the announcement.

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Cornell announces new Graduate Masters of Science (MS) Program in Entomology: Vector-Borne Disease Biology 

The Northeast Regional Center of Excellence for Vector-Borne Diseases (NEVBD) together with Cornell’s Department of Entomology are excited to announce a new Master of Science in Entomology: Vector-Borne Disease Biology graduate program. The NEVBD is funded through the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with the overarching purpose of addressing the most pressing educational and applied research needs in vector-borne disease biology for the US Northeast region.

Graduates in the program can expect to interact with medical entomologists, virologists, epidemiologists, field ecologists, modelers, and molecular biologists not only at Cornell, but also at leading academic, state government, and public health institutions in the Northeast through our collaborative Center for Excellence, including Columbia University, the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station and the New York State Department of Health.
You can access more information about this program and learn how to apply by visiting the Cornell Department of Entomology website at https://entomology.cals.cornell.edu/.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS DECEMBER 1, 2017

Three primary goals
1.Conduct applied research to develop and validate effective vector-borne disease prevention and control tools and methods necessary to anticipate and respond to disease outbreaks
2.Train a cadre of public health entomologists with the knowledge and skills required to rapidly detect, prevent, and respond to vector-borne disease threats in the USA
3.Build effective collaborations between academic communities and public health organizations at federal, state, and local levels for vector-borne disease surveillance, response, and prevention

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NCIPMC announces Working Group Grants Program Request for Applications

The North Central Integrated Pest Management Center (NCIPMC) is pleased to announce the release of our Working Group Grants Program Request for Applications. This program seeks proposals from self-selected, self-directed groups to support collaboration among diverse audiences to address regional IPM priorities. Proposals may request up to $20,000 to support their working group activities.

The due date for the Working Group Program is Friday, Nov. 17, 2017.  The RFA may be viewed at www.ncipmc.org/grants/ncipmc_grants.php and through the online submission website located at https://projects.ipmcenters.org/Northcentral/public/ListRFAs.cfm.

Please share this announcement with others who would be interested in these funding opportunities.

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Fall webinar series, “The IPM Toolbox” starts Sept. 11

Got an IPM question? Need to know the latest IPM information? The Northeastern IPM Center has got the answers with their Fall webinar series, “The IPM Toolbox.” They’ve asked the experts to join them online for an hour of dialogue about an effective IPM practice, method, or effort.

Three webinars are scheduled for September

Laura Harrington (Cornell University) will discuss the new Northeast Regional Center of Excellence in Vector Borne Diseases and latest research to understand, prevent and treat diseases passed from insects to people, such as West Nile, Dengue, Zika and tick-borne Lyme disease.

Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. 11 a.m. to noon Eastern time.

Scott Isard, Director, and Julie Golod, (Penn State)will discuss the integrated Pest Information Platform for Extension and Education or iPiPE – which is designed to share local, regional, and national observations of agricultural pests (pathogens, insects and weeds) and beneficial insects in real-time for making more timely and informed management decisions.

Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. 11 a.m. to noon

 Ben Chambers (Virginia Tech), Rick Cooper (Cooper Pest Solutions), Tom Kuhar (Virginia Tech), Mike Raupp (University of Maryland) Moderators: Tracy Leskey, (Appalachian Fruit Research Station) & George Hamilton (Rutgers University). These leading experts will be talking about proven techniques to avert and control Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) infestations.

Monday, Sept.  25, 2017. 11 a.m. to noon

For more details and links to join the webinars, visit:

http://neipmc.org/go/ipmtoolbox

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