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A new biofilm for SWD, Homeowner IPM, nematodes to flight slugs, and more.
Oregon IPM Center researchers examine the true cost of pests, Dani Lightle is the new Pesticide Network Coordinator, and ODA needs your input!
What you need to know about this new pest that could be more devastating than BMSB
Isaac Sandlin and Hans Luh of the Oregon IPM Center crunch the numbers to find the impacts of pests on NW Crops
The Oregon State alum recently returned to OSU's North Willamette Research & Extension Center
Multiple invasive insect pests are currently threatening Oregonians in our homes, in our natural areas, and on our farms. Here’s a quick update about new developments for some of the high-profile pests around the state.
2020 has been a year for the record books. The COVID-19 pandemic impacted every aspect of PSEP’s day-to-day operations. Nonetheless, we adapted and are thriving. As this year comes to a close, the PSEP team has been reflecting on the challenges, the successes, and the amazing communities that we serve. We are humbled that so many have looked to our program for their pesticide recertification needs.
Live webinars provide convenience and safety like never before
With the Oregon Department of Agriculture’s approval of webinar recertification during the COVID-19 pandemic, PSEP has served over 1,300 attendees from every corner of the state and invited over a dozen speakers to present topics such as water quality, IPM practices, forestry management, and pollinator protection.
Online courses are on-demand and in demand
But that’s not all! In 2020, PSEP launched 3 new on-demand, online courses. Since July, close to 300 recertification credits have been earned through our online courses. Our most recent addition to the PSEP course catalog is The Label is the Law: How to Read a Pesticide Label, launched on December 18th. Get back to the basics with this course and look at the important aspects of a pesticide label with fresh eyes.
Last-minute options for pesticide recertification credits in 2020
Still need to earn a few more credits before the year is over?
Spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula), a potentially destructive invasive species, was detected in Oregon for the first time in 2020. Here’s five things you need to know about this threatening Hemipteran:
The Oregon Department of Agriculture and Oregon IPM Center are teaming up to get the pulse of interest and usage of biological control in Oregon cropping systems.
Take the survey to help shape the direction of their new biocontrol program.
For more information, contact, Max Ragozzino, Biological Control Specialist at ODA, firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to these students for their presentations at recent conferences!
Kennedy Grant, First Place, Undergraduate 10-minute Papers, P-IE, Pollinators Section, Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, November 2020. Robust honey bee colonies are worth their weight in fruit: Colony strength and its effects on yield in highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum)”
Director - Oregon IPM Center (Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR). The Director provides overall leadership and administration of OIPMC, including fiscal and personnel oversight, ensures high-quality extension and research programs at the OIPMC, fosters research and outreach efforts of the staff, establishes priorities and long-range plans, works with external advisory committees, and participates in community and industry meetings. Closes Feb 21, 2021
Director - North Willamette Experiment Station, Oregon State University (Aurora, OR). The purpose of this position is to serve as Director of the North Willamette Research and Extension Center. Specific outcomes resulting from this position include: Provide overall leadership and guidance for research and Extension programs at the NWREC, including supervision of faculty and staff, budget and fiscal planning and management, and farm and facilities operations. Closes February 15, 2021
Research Geneticist - Research Associate (USDA, Yakima, WA). The incumbent conducts hop breeding research that seeks to combine disease resistance, desirable brewer sensory traits, and superior agronomic performance with broad adaptation. Closes March 1, 2021.
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Urban Entomology - (Gainesville, FL) The successful candidate must demonstrate evidence of strong training and experience with modern biological approaches to the study of integrated pest management of insects of importance in the urban environment. Open until filled.
IR-4 Project Associate Director-Regulatory Sciences (North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC). This position is specifically responsible for IR-4’s flagship Food Crop Program, Open until filled.
IR-4 Business Operations Associate (NCSU, Raleigh, NC) This position is primarily charged with providing business, financial, event, and other operational support to the diverse IR-4 Headquarters team and NC State. Closing date 12-18-20 but accepting applications as long as is posted.
IR-4 Quality Assurance Auditor (NCSU, Raleigh, NC) This position will be responsible for performing various types of quality assurance audits of IR-4 Project generated raw data and reports to assist in ensuring the quality and integrity of IR-4 Project submissions to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA). Open until filled.
IR-4 Registration Manager and Senior Study Director (NCSU, Raleigh, NC) The position will coordinate with the assistant director for research planning and product performance on field/laboratory research and regulatory activities, and with the national quality assurance unit manager to ensure that data comply with federal Good Laboratory Practice Standards. Open until filled.
Best Management Practices for Managing Herbicide Resistance. Drew Lyon, Judit Barroso, Joan Campbell, Doug Finkelburg, Ian C Burke. PNW 754, December 2020
Integrated Pest Management Strategic Plan for Oregon Washington And Idaho Mint Crops. Katie Murray, Darrin Walenta, Isaac Sandlin and Paul Jepson. EM9299 October 2020.
Quinoa production for the Willamette Valley. Kristine Buckland, Ann Rassmussen, Eliza Smith EM 9300 November 2020
DDRP: Real-time phenology and climatic suitability modeling of invasive insects. Brittany Barker, Len Coop, Tyson Wepprich, Fritzi Grevstad, Gericke Cook. PLOS One, December 2020. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0244005
Identification and functional characterization of the first molluscan neuromedin U receptor in the slug, Deroceras reticulatum. Seung‑Joon Ahn, Rory J. Mc Donnell, Jacob A. Corcoran, Ruth C. Martin & Man‑Yeon Choi. Nature: Scientific Reports, 2020. 10:22308. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-79047-x
Special Collection: Social and Economic Aspects of IPM. This special collection highlights articles in the Journal of Integrated Pest Management that discuss the human aspects of IPM. Journal of Integrated Pest Management.
Starting with this issue, we’ll feature podcasts produced by and starring IPM-related staff and faculty. We’ll also highlight some IPM-related podcasts from around the airwaves (wi-fi waves?)
PolliNation Podcast - Produced by Andony Melathopoulos, Oregon State University Extension. “Stories of researchers, land managers and concerned citizens who are making bold strides to improve the health of pollinators.”
Finding Genius: December 28, 2020: The Four P’s and the Plights Affecting Bees featuring Priyadarshini Chakrabarti Basu in the OSU Honeybee Lab.
Research In Action, Produced by Dr. Katie Linder, former research director for OSU E-campus, “about topics and issues related to research in higher education.”
Over-informed on IPM, Produced by UNH Cooperative Extension. “A podcast by Extension State Specialist and Entomologist Anna Wallingford exploring the details of integrated pest management (IPM).”
Vol II, Issue 1: Winter 2021 (Published Jan 12, 2021)
Short link: https://beav.es/Jcj
Produced by Oregon IPM Center, Oregon State University College of Agricultural Sciences
Questions / Comments / Ideas / Suggestions? Send to Chris.Hedstrom@oregonstate.edu