AgriLife Extension program bolsters Texas schools’ pest management approach

by Gabe Saldana, Texas A&M AgriLife (Full Article Here) More than a decade of work alongside Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts in integrated pest management, or IPM, has culminated in the national certification of four Texas school districts as “IPM Stars,” said Janet Hurley, AgriLife Extension school IPM specialist in Dallas. IPM Star certification from… Read more »

Congress Acts to Improve CDC and NIH Lyme Disease Programs

The FY 2018 Congressional Appropriations bill signed into law on March 23, 2018 was accompanied by House and Senate Appropriations Committee reports that include more than a dozen directives for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to improve their programs for surveillance, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment… Read more »

EPA Extends Comment Period for Draft Label Revisions on Respirators

The Environmental Protection Agency is extending the public comment period on revised respirator descriptions for pesticide labels. Please submit comments by June 11, 2018, to  EPA is making these revisions, with the encouragement of state regulatory agencies, as part of our efforts to: Bring the respirator descriptions on pesticide labels into conformance with the… Read more »

2018 IPM Achievement Awards – Call for Nominations

Do you know of a group that’s using reduced-risk pest management practices and taking a leadership role to promote these practices? The Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) is now accepting nominations for the 2018 IPM Achievement Awards. The awards are presented to groups, organizations, schools, or companies that develop and share their integrated pest management… Read more »