Monday, July 11, 2011

Northeast IPM news, and a job opening

Our website is refreshed and beautiful. We're sporting a new look, feel, and content -- all based on user feedback. Features include enhanced navigation so you can find information easily, a “Need Funding?” guide to help you plan for grants, improved accessibility for mobile devices, and more.

School IPM is good for children, easy on the budget. For more than a decade, IPMers have urged school districts to choose prevention over sprays. “Schools that switch to IPM show a decline in pesticide use and are still able to keep pests at bay,” says UMass entomologist Bill Coli, who evaluates the impact of IPM projects.

On TV! Early pest detection and rapid response are key to healthy homes, explains Allie Taisey at the National Healthy Homes Conference in Denver.

What’s the buzz? Summer 2011 field meetings on pasture fly management. Fly pests can affect animal health, decrease milk production and weight gain, transmit disease causing agents, reduce grazing time, and irritate animals. Learn firsthand to identify and manage the most important fly pests affecting cattle on pasture in the Northeast.

We're hiring: Our national public housing program needs an IPM educator as soon as September. Apply by July 21 via Cornell University's job site (Extension Supp Spec II, job ID #15356).

Are you liking Northeast IPM? Then let's keep in touch on Facebook -- and we'll have a new way to stay connected about regional IPM news and happenings.

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