Wednesday, September 29, 2010

NC School IPM Wiggio Group now active!

The NCSU School IPM Program has created an online group for NC School IPM. The online group is limited to individuals that have roles and responsibilities in school IPM and we are the only ones that can add members to the group. If you would like to be added to the group, please contact me by email.

By joining this group, you will have the opportunity to receive important updates regarding school IPM (October 2011 is only a year away). You will also have the ability to join subgroups (e.g., Child Nutrition Directors, Maintenance Directors/IPM Coordinators, Superintendents, Pest Management Professionals) and discuss IPM in NC schools among
other members of the subgroups.
If you choose to join the group, you will always have the option to stop receiving emails from the group or to remove yourself from the group altogether.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Call for nominations for Friend of Southern IPM Awards!


The Southern Region IPM Center is pleased to release this call for nominations for Friend of Southern IPM Awards. This award program recognizes extraordinary achievement in research, Extension and implementation of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in the Southern Region of the United States.


As in previous years, the winners will be honored at an event of their choosing. For most awards, winners will receive an honorarium of $2,000. Please read the Call for Nomination to review the terms of the honorarium.

There are six categories for awards:

Bright Idea (for new invention, idea or project)
IPM Educator (can be teaching position or extension)
IPM Implementer (someone who practices IPM, on-the-ground implementation)
Pulling Together (Team award)
Future Leader (someone who is in the beginning of an IPM career, or a promising student)
Lifetime Achievement (someone who has had a long career in IPM)

To nominate someone, please fill out the nomination document and write a 2-page letter explaining why the person or group should receive the award. E-mail the document and letter to by 5 PM ET on Monday, November 1, 2010.

Links to the Call for Nominations and Nomination Document, as well as a list of previous award winners, can be found at

If you have any questions about whether a person or group qualifies for an award, or any other question concerning the award, please e-mail Rosemary Hallberg at, or call at 919-513-8182.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Integrated Pest Management Webcast

Facility Masters Webcast Series is offering an IPM Webcast on Tuesday, September 21 at 12:00pm EST. The Webcast will focus on the importance of inspection.
Facility Masters Webcast: IPM

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Welcome Back to School!

To commemorate the beginning of a new school-year, PESPWire, the monthly e-bulletin of PESP (Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program) is highlighting IPM in Schools: PESPWire E-Bulletin
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