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USDA updates ‘IPM road map’

October 31, 2018 By
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the first update since 2013 of the National Road Map for Integrated Pest Management (IPM). It can be downloaded as a PDF here. The update culminates a yearlong review by the Federal... Read more»
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Ag Secretary applauds entomologist as USDA nominee

July 18, 2018 By
On July 16, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue applauded President Donald Trump’s selection of Dr. Scott Hutchins to be Undersecretary of Research, Education and Economics (REE) for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Following the announcement, Secretary Perdue issued... Read more»
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USFS 2016 report marks new era for termiticide tests

In 2016, the USDA Forest Service installed a new test product for review. The number of products installed in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service (USFS) Termiticide Testing Program each year is cyclical. In recent years, the installation of... Read more»
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Web Exclusive: USDA-FS 2016 Termiticide Testing Program charts and analysis

As reported in “USFS 2016 report marks new era for termiticide tests,” the number of products installed in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service (USFS) Termiticide Testing Program each year is cyclical. In recent years, the installation of new... Read more»
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Help customers understand bird flu

March 30, 2017 By
Extensive media coverage can lead to concerned customers. Education (and some precautions) can mitigate the scariness of it all. As of now, the avian, or bird, influenza epidemic of 2016-17 hasn’t reached North American shores on a large scale. But... Read more»
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USDA sets aside $1.8 million for pesticide research

March 1, 2017 By
On Feb. 28, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced $1.8 million in available funding to research new, environmentally friendly pesticides and innovative tools and strategies to replace an older treatment, methyl bromide. Funding... Read more»
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Quick red imported fire ant test developed by USDA

January 10, 2017 By
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) developed a new test kit that can quickly detect red imported fire ants. The 10-minute test aims to limit the ants’ spread to the U.S. by testing trucks at inspection stops. Identification currently takes... Read more»
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APHIS sets AQI fumigation fees

October 30, 2015 By
The National Pest Management Association reported the following in its “Policy Week in Review” newsletter: On Oct. 23, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services (USDA APHIS) announced its final Agricultural Quarantine Inspection (AQI) rule via... Read more»
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EPA, USDA to Hold Public Listening Sessions on Pollinator Strategy

November 5, 2014 By
WASHINGTON—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will host two public listening sessions to solicit stakeholder input to assist the Pollinator Health Task Force in development of a federal strategy to protect honey bees... Read more»
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Difference Maker: David Naffziger, DHN Solutions LLC

July 14, 2014 By
Tell us about your new organization: When BASF consolidated its Specialty Products Division in Raleigh, N.C., in January 2013, my wife and I agreed we didn’t want to relocate from St. Louis. I wasn’t ready to retire, and my wife... Read more»