News of Interest to the Western IPM Center

Latest IPM News

  • The National Roadmap for Integrated Pest Management was just revised. Here’s the latest.
  • Pest Prevention by Design – Guidelines for Builders and Architects Just Published
  • American Phytopathological Society’s Short, Fun Videos Highlight the Importance of Plant Doctors
  • Stop Pests in Housing Provides Guides, Videos and Training
  • Large Bee Kill in Oregon Parking Lot Leads to 180-Day Dinotefuran Moratorium
  • National map and trend graphs show the use of 459 agricultural pesticides from 1992 to 2009
  • Watch Any Time: Four Fire Ant Webinars
  • Guide to Handling Treated Seeds is Available Online
  • UC IPM Releases Almond Pest Management Video Series
  • Bats – A webinar about bats and bat management
  • At the Intersection of Pests and Psychology: A Webinar on Delusional Infestation
  • Directory of Least Toxic Pest Control Products Published – New Edition
  • Three New Mouse Control Videos Posted
  • 2013 Dry Bulb Storage Onion Pest Management Strategic Plan Published

State Pest Management Newsletters

 News and Information from Other Regional IPM Centers

    • North Central Center – The Connection newsletter (pdf)
    • Northeast Center – Insights newsletter (pdf)
    • Northeast Center – Tomatoes
    • Northeast Center – Spotted Wing Drosophila
    • Northeast Center – Stop the Stink Bug Videos
    • Southern Center – News
    • Southern Center – Blog

 USDA Information and Updates

    • NIFA Announces a New Challenge Area on Water Issues in 2014 Agriculture and Food Research Initiative
    • USDA and EPA Release Report on Honeybee Health
    • Industry Alert: Questions and Answers for Producers, Sellers, and Buyers of Baled Hay Moving From Areas under Quarantine for Imported Fire Ant
    • Hay Movement and Imported Fire Ant Quarantine

EPA Information and Updates

    • EPA Announces New Label Warnings on Neonicotoids to Protect Bees
    • EPA’s New Online Training Materials about the Section 18 Emergency Exemption Program
    • New EPA Pesticide Safety Materials for Farmworkers and their Families
    • EPA Announces New Stakeholder Input Process for Pesticide Registrations
    • EPA Releases Updated Pesticide Dietary Exposure Database and Software
    • Acronyms in EPA, USDA and Other Documents

Workshop and Conference Announcements

    • Fourth International Phytophthora capsici Conference December 3-5, Duck Key, Florida
    • Eighth International IPM Symposium March 23-25, 2015, Salt Lake City, Utah

Career IPM positions

    • Area IPM Advisor serving the Sacramento Valley (Closes Jan. 20)
    • Northeastern IPM Center Director (Application review begins Jan. 4)
    • Regional Director: Western Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Center