Wednesday, December 22, 2010

ESA's new Journal of Integrated Pest Management

Journal of Integrated Pest Management, is a new, open-access, peer-reviewed, extension journal covering the field of integrated pest management. The Editors-in-Chief are Dr. Marlin E. Rice of Pioneer Hi-Bred International (formerly with Iowa State University) and Dr. Kevin L. Steffey of Dow Agrosciences (formerly with the University of Illinois).

The journal is multi-disciplinary in scope, publishing articles in all pest management disciplines, including entomology, nematology, plant pathology, weed science, and other subject areas. The editors request submissions of original, extension-type articles about any aspect of pest management in the broadest sense, including, but not limited to, management of pests that affect row crops, forage and grasslands, horticultural crops, forests, urban landscapes, structures, schools, households, livestock and pets, and human health. The journal is divided into three categories: insect profiles, emerging IPM issues, and pest management recommendations.

For more information, please click here.

California Childcare Health Program IPM Toolkit

The California Childcare Health Program (CCHP) recently created an IPM Toolkit, which can be found here. Note: there are two documents that still haven't been completed, the Checklist and the Powerpoint presentation. When they are finished they will be added to the web page

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Are Schools "Going Buggy?"

Check out "Going Buggy?", a recent school IPM article by Thomas Green published in the November edition of School Planning and Management Magazine.

National Bedbug Summit Set for Feb. 1

Pest enthusiasts and obsessives can clear their calendars: the second national bedbug conference is set for Feb. 1 in Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency announced on Thursday.

The meeting, which is open to the public, will focus on ways that the federal government can work with other entities to control the growing problem of bedbug infestations in the United States.

To read the full article, click here.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Dont miss out on the upcoming School IPM Network & eXtension event at the 2010 ESA annual meeting.

When: Monday, December 13, 2010: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.
Where: Ascot room at the Town and Country Hotel and Convention Center in San Diego, CA.
Who: Anyone who is interested in urban IPM is invited to attend. Meet professionals from around the nation who are implementing IPM in schools, child care facilities and other community settings.
*School IPM brochures, rodent information books and Pest ID extension flyers will be available.

For more information, see