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September 2018

Webinar: New and Expanding Tick Threats to Schools

September 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

EPA’s Center for Integrated Pest Management will host an informational webinar about ticks, their specific identification and how to monitor and control ticks. Presenters will discuss tick-borne disease risk, general tick management issues that include considerations around pesticide application and integrating tick communication and action plans into current IPM management plans for schools. Register now! EPA is committed to protecting the privacy and security of the information it holds. By clicking the “Register” button below, you agree to receive emails…

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Webinar: What You Need to Know about the Spotted Lanternfly – A New Invasive Insect

September 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Description Spotted lanternfly is a new invasive insect found in southeastern Pennsylvania, northern Virginia, and western New Jersey. It is a voracious insect that can feed on over 75 plants, including economically important crops like grapes, hops, apples, and other tree fruit. It also feeds heavily on deciduous trees like black walnut, maple, and poplar, having potentially significant impacts to the timber industry. Its preferred host is an invasive plant, tree-of-heaven, that is currently being targeted for spotted lanternfly control…

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Webinar: Cornell’s Climate Smart Farming Program: Decision Tools and Practices

September 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Description The Cornell Climate Smart Farming (CSF) Program (climatesmartfarming.org) brings together world-class researchers, resources, and highly-trained extension specialists to help farmers in New York and the Northeast respond to the challenges of increased extreme weather and changing climatic conditions. The goals of the program are to increase farm resiliency to extreme weather and climate variability through adoption of best management practices for climate change adaptation; reduce greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural production through adoption BMPs, increased energy efficiency, and use…

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One-Day School IPM Coordinator Training

September 25

This course is for any school personnel who need to learn about what is required for a school IPM program under the Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Title 4, Part 1, Chapter 7, Subchapter H, Division 7 School IPM Rules. This class fulfills Texas state requirements for new IPM Coordinators who need the six-hour class to be classified as the designated IPM coordinator. At the same time, this class fulfills the requirements for the three-year recertification (refresher course), an introduction to…

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Webinar: Pest Management in No-Till Corn Silage Systems – With an Introduction to Northeast SARE Funding Programs and Resources

September 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Description While no-till farming provides important soil health benefits, management of insects and weeds in no-till can be challenging. With increased adoption of no-till corn silage systems, use of neonicotinoids as preventative seed coatings has grown rapidly. The entomology research team at the Pennsylvania State University, led by Dr. John Tooker, has been studying the effects of neonicotinoid seed treatments (NSTs) used in no-till corn silage systems. Ongoing research has revealed that NSTs are exacerbating slug populations in no-till crop…

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October 2018

Master Vector-Borne Disease Management Certification Course – San Antonio, Texas

October 2 @ 8:00 am - October 4 @ 5:00 pm

3-Day Mosquito Workshop Includes: Vector Biology and Ecology: Training focused on Medical/Veterinary Entomology Epidemiology of Vector-Borne Diseases: Field instruction and Lab experience in vector surveillance Prevention & Communication Activities: Instruction on community-wide implementation of prevention strategies, tools for developing programs Insecticide Resistance Monitoring: Hands-on application methods for assessing insecticide resistance monitoring Outbreak Response for Vector-borne Diseases: Integration of vector/pathogen surveillance and assessment with vector control management All Fees Covered - Breakfast/Lunch Register at https://livestockvetento.tamu.edu/3-day-master-vector-certification-course/ or (254) 965-4144 ext. 225

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2018 School IPM Coordinator Training Workshop

October 3 @ 8:30 am - October 4 @ 5:00 pm
Tyler ISD: Career and Technology Center, 1335 Earl Campbell Parkway, Room: A 101 - CTC Multipurpose Room
Tyler, TX 75701 United States
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Day One – Required New Coordinator Training If you’re a new IPM Coordinator and have not yet taken the six-hour mandatory IPM Coordinator training, this class is for you.  This class fulfills Texas state requirements for IPM Coordinators under Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Title 4, Part 1, Chapter 7, Subchapter H, Division 7 School IPM.  Whether this is your first time, or you just need a refresher course.  The course instructors help coordinators understand their role in the school IPM…

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City of New Orleans and Greater New Orleans Pest Control Association Pest Control Academy

October 9 - October 11
2100 Leon C. Simon Blvd New Orleans, LA 70122

The 10th annual City of New Orleans and Greater New Orleans Pest Control Association Pest Control Academy will be held in New Orleans on October 9-11, 2018. This three day Academy will offer comprehensive and in-depth information in all areas of urban pest management. The Academy will place emphasis on field training and insect identification. In order to provide hands-on training, the class size is limited to 30 registrants. The Academy will be beneficial for experienced pest control professionals as…

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Fighting Asthma Disparities Summit

October 17 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Roberts Center for Pediatric Research, 2716 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146 United States
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Connecting the Dots Across Sectors: Home, School, Community and Clinic The 10th Annual Asthma Disparities Summit will hone in on the benefits and logistics of the emerging alliance among Philadelphia’s clinic, community and school professionals, as well as with caregivers of children with asthma. By learning about the current efforts and interprofessional communication across sectors, the audience will be better equipped to support children with asthma using a health equity lens. Objectives of the Summit Understand the current national data…

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EPA Schools and SHIELD Network Webinar

October 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

EPA is currently preparing a new suite of resources. The suite of new Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools Preventive Maintenance tools will guide school districts in developing their own IAQ preventive maintenance approach that is tailored to the school district’s needs. This guidance connects the importance of IAQ, preventive maintenance and energy efficiency for healthy indoor learning environments and provides a roadmap to develop an IAQ preventive maintenance plan.

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