Monday, December 7, 2009

Indiana University Professor Encourages Schools to Work Together

In a recent Pest Control Technology article, Indiana University Professor Marc Lame encourages schools to work together to attain sensible legislation on pest management that addresses environmental health regulations. To read the full article, click here.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Federal School Pesticide Bill Introduced

On December 1st, Rep. Rush Holt (NJ) and 14 cosponsors introduced a new and improved version of the School Environment Protection Act (SEPA) --HR 4159. This bill will take hazardous pesticides out of the schools nationwide, requiring the adoption of defined pest management methods in schools that prohibit chemicals with listed adverse health and environmental effects and missing data. It creates a national School IPM (integrated pest management) Advisory Board with independent authority to establish the allowable "least-toxic" materials in schools with a technical advisory panel (modeled on the National Organic Standards Board).

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Entomological Society of America Announces School IPM Network

Entomological Society of America announces their School IPM Network. For more information, please click here.

Southern Region School IPM Center Congratulates Award Winners

For a description of the 2009-2010 Child Care and School IPM Award winners in the southern region, please visit the Southern IPM Center website.