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WASHINGTON — EPA’s Pesticides website has a new look, feel, and address. Many of EPA's stakeholders have noticed the agency's gradual move to new versions of its content as part of the larger EPA effort to build a more user-friendly website. EPA reports that with the new pesticides website, information should now be easier than ever to access, regardless of the type of electronic device they use, including tablets and smartphones.
With the transition to the new site completed, web page addresses will be different. This may cause links and bookmarks to break and EPA is working to fix any broken links on our website. The majority of the old pesticide pages will redirect to the new web areas, but EPA encourages users to update theirbookmarks. EPA's new “Page Not Found” notification will help users find what they are looking for by providing suggested search terms, links to our A-Z index, and other helpful links.
If users have trouble locating information, try using the search feature available on every EPA web page and in the archive (archive.epa.gov).
The first annual Northeastern IPM Center (NEIPMC) Online Conference will feature updates from active projects funded by the NEIPMC’s Partnership Grants Program. In addition, the online conference will have updates from IPM-related projects funded through the Northeastern Sustainable Agriculture and Education (NE SARE) Program.
The rapid style conference will feature 5 minute presentations in which the speakers will discuss, show, or possibly sing about 1 or 2 highlights from their projects. The purpose of the conference is to increase collaboration and awareness about current IPM-related research and extension in the Northeast in a fun way.
Anyone with an internet connection is invited to watch this exciting new event hosted by the Northeastern IPM Center. Below is a list of the projects that will be discussed during the approximately 2 hour event that will take place using the WebEx online media platform.
Time Speaker (project funded by) – Title of project
9:30 am Jim Weber (NE SARE) - Management strategies for reducing exposure of grazing sheep to Barber Pole worm
9:35 am Alan Leslie & Kelly Hamby & Cerruti Hooks (NEIPMC) - Multitasking marigold to strengthen organic IPM in lima bean and other bean crops
9:40 am Lynn Braband (NEIPMC) - School IPM outreach in the Northeast
9:45 am Mary Kay Malinoski (NEIPMC) - Invasive insect & disease outreach, detection, and reporting
9:50 am Break - Q&A Discussion
10:00 am Nina Jenkins (NEIPMC) - Biopesticide technology for IPM of bed bugs
10:05 am Hilary Sandler (NEIPMC) - Weed IPM in cranberry
10:10 am Donna Ellis (NEIPMC) - Invasive plant update
10:15 am Mahfuz Rahman (NE SARE) - Bio-fumigation and biological control of verticillium wilt on tomato
10:20 am Break – Q&A Discussion
10:30 am Quan Zeng (NEIPMC) - Survey of streptomycin resistance in New England orchards
10:35 am Tatiana Stanton (NE SARE) - Innovative methods to control worms in goats and sheep
10:40 am Paul Leisnham (NE SARE) - Socio-ecological dynamics of urban mosquitoes
10:45 am Darcy Telenko (NE SARE) - Evaluation of novel bird repellants in vegetable crops
10:50 am Break – Q&A Discussion
11:00 am Robyn Underwood (NEIPMC) - Beekeeping philosophy and bee health
11:05 am Heather Karsten (NE SARE) - Diverse rotations and IPM impact on corn pests
11:10 am John Tooker (NE SARE) - Neonics disrupt biological control
11:15 am Break – Q&A Discussion
11:30 am End of conference – recorded presentations available online (www.NortheastIPM.org) by October 27, 2015
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NEIMPC First Online Conference
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
9:30 am | Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00) | 2 hrs 30 mins
This and other label training modules are the centerpiece of PCT’s Distance Learning Center — a FREE service for the professional pest control market provided by PCT..
How it works? Created by Board Certified Entomologist and consultant Stoy Hedges, the courses use photographs, video clips and reference materials to challenge users’ knowledge, experience and problem-solving skills for a wide range of products and pest problems.
Accessible by PC, tablet or smartphone, Distance Learning Center training is presented in modules designed to take a half-hour to an hour to complete. Their brevity gives individuals the opportunity to fit this education in whenever their schedules allow — even during breaks or lunchtime. And if a user needs to stop while taking a course, no problem: He or she can close the program and pick up at the point left off later.
Each label course is designed around reading and interpreting a specific pesticide product label, covering all aspects of the label — from trade name, target pests, hazards and first aid to areas for treatment and directions for use. As the user takes the course, he or she will be required to identify pests or treatment sites by photograph and determine whether such pests or sites are included on the label and/or interpret how that product may be used to treat the pest according to label directions.
Training is divided into sections with three to seven related questions, and upon selecting the correct answer(s), an explanation of the correct answer is provided, sometimes with a tip on where the pest professional can find the answer in the reference materials. These explanations help to improve the user’s understanding of the topic materials.