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05/04/15 April IPM Voice Newsletter Available
The April edition of IPM Voice investigates the implications of new consolidated funding lines for federal IPM programs, highlights a New York Times article that describes IPM use in India, summarizes a study that found species diversity slowed the development of pesticide resistance, and profiles an aritcle that explores potential drawbacks to RNAi technology discussed in the March IPM Voice Newsletter. For a full version, see our Newsletters page.
03/27/15 March IPM Voice Newsletter Available
The March issue of IPM Voice explores the EPAs new proposed regulations for protecting against corn rootworm resistance to Bt corn, a national news story on IPM responses to a study that identified bubonic plague-carrying fleas on rats in New York City, and a synopsis of a trial that used RNA interference to fight Colorado potato beetle. For a full version, see our Newsletters page.
03/04/15 February IPM Voice Newsletter Available
The February issue of IPM Voice explores the President's 2016 budget's potential impacts on agricultural research funding and food safety regulation, recaps a program on IPM Solutions to pesticide resistance aired on the Diane Rehm Show, and summarizes findings of a study in which cover crops improved soil health and inhibited pathogens. For a full version, see our Newsletters page.
02/24/15 Early Registration Deadline Extended for IPM Symposium
01/29/15 January IPM Voice Newsletter Available
01/29/15 EPA Proposes Framework to Prevent Corn Rootworm Resistance
Today, EPA is seeking public comment on a proposed framework intended to delay the corn rootworm pest becoming resistant to corn genetically engineered to produce Bt pesticides. These measures and others are designed to significantly delay corn rootworms from developing resistance to Bt pesticides genetically engineered into corn (a plant-incorporated protectant or PIP). The proposed framework would change the way farmers use Bt corn, in order to slow the development of resistance. The EPA is seeking input from all stakeholders on specific SAP recommendations, including alternative approaches or counter proposals to address corn rootworm resistance management issues raised by the panel. EPA’s proposed framework is available under docket number EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0805 at www.regulations.gov. Comments and suggestions for alternative approaches are due by March 16, 2015.
01/20/15 Complete the USDA 2014 Organic Producer Survey
01/15/15 Organize a Symposium for ICE 2016
12/23/14 Upcoming IPM Symposium Opportunities and Deadlines
12/19/14 December IPM Voice Newsletter Available
12/16/14 Ag Annex Posts Article on IPM Practices and Benefits
12/16/14 IPM-Related Presentations at the 2015 Agricultural Outlook Forum
12/12/14 IPM Enhancement Grant Open, RFA Webinar Recording Available
12/05/14 First Webinar Next Week in New IAQ Master Class Webinar Series
11/25/14 IPM Enhancement Grant RFA Coming Soon
11/25/14 November IPM Voice Newsletter Available
11/11/14 Online Submission of Poster Abstracts for the 8th International IPM Symposium Now Open!
11/11/14 Call for Nominations for Friends of Southern IPM Award
11/11/14 New 2013-2014 NYS IPM Annual Review
10/31/14 ESA Announces First Class of Science Policy Fellows
10/31/14 Red Gold, Inc. Receives Sysco’s Supplier Sustainability Award
10/30/14 October IPM Voice Newsletter Available.
10/30/14 International IPM Symposium Seeks Nominations for IPM Achievement Awards.
9/24/14 September IPM Voice Newsletter Available.
The September issue of IPM Voice presents NIFA's 2015 Presidential Budget, a watershed contamination study released by the US Geological Survey, and an IPM Committee being held this week in Washington, D.C. For a full version, see our Newsletters page.
8/26/14 August IPM Voice Newsletter Available.
The August issue of IPM Voice discusses a new study showing the variety of constaints to IPM adoption in developed and developing countries, as well as the University of Illinois's University Housing achieving Green Shield Certification. For a full version, see our Newsletters page.
8/21/14 EPA Releases School IPM Best Practice Guide and Webinar Series.
Accompanying its new webinar series, Environmental Protection Agency released “Model Pesticide Safety and IPM Guidance Policy for School Districts.” This document aids school districts wanting to adopt IPM-related policies and programs in their schools. The document addresses pesticide safety and proactive pest management. The companion webinar series, which started August 20th, covers IPM as it relates to schools and mosquitos, ticks, outdoor pests, bed bugs, rodents and nuissance birds. Registration for these webinars found here.
8/20/14 Biopesticide Database Available from IR-4 Project.
IR-4 Project hosts an extensive database of biopesticides funded by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The database is searchable by crop, pest, state, organic approval, active ingredient and trade name. It provides useful information such as the trade name, an image of the product label, EPA registration number, manufacturer name and contact, worker reentry times, pre-harvest intervals and more. The database can be found here.
8/6/14 Call for Abstracts for European IPM Conference.
The Congress on IPM Innovation in Europe will be held in Poznań, Poland on January 14-16, 2015.Organized by the Pure project and Poland's Institute of Plant Protection - National Research Institute, the Congress is accepting abstract submissions until September 15, 2014 and is currently open for registration. For details on location, registration and lodging, see the 3rd Circular.
7/30/14 July IPM Voice Newsletter Available.
The July issue of IPM Voice discusses the FAO's Farmer Field School bringing IPM practices to the developing world, the new Coordinated IPM program networking the member states of the EU, and the Potato Sustainability Initiative's positive influence on potato production. For a full version, see our Newsletters page.
7/24/14 European Union Launches Coordinated IPM Program.
As of May 2014, the European Union is funding a research coordination project, named Coordinated IPM (C-IPM), to help 21 European countries and 32 organizations develop policies and research strategies regarding IPM. The EU has granted almost $3.5 million (~ € 2.5 million) to help agricultural ministries and research institutions collaborate research efforts and boost extension through such channels as a new exchange forum and by linking existing initiatives. Visit C-IPM.org to learn more and be sure to view their July issue of the C-IPM Newsletter.
7/8/14 June IPM Voice Newsletter Available.
The June issue of IPM Voice discusses the Organic and IPM Working Group, the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, and the IPM Voice Board of Directors revisiting its mission, leadership and funding. For a full version, see our Newsletters page.
Why I Became a Member of IPM Voice, Harold Coble.
I became a member of IPM Voice because I believe that for IPM to survive as a strong, viable approach to pest management, we must have a champion - a champion willing to educate and provide documentation of our successes and needs to those in seats of authority. I believe IPM Voice can be that champion. Those of us involved on a day-to-day basis understand the importance of IPM, but we mostly take for granted that the public and our elected representatives understand that also - WRONG! We have seen what can happen to support programs for IPM when no one is standing up for us. More.