April 2015




KPMA Summer Meeting - Registration is Open!


This year, the KPMA Annual Summer Meeting and Trade Show will be held July 28 - 29 at the Wildwood Country Club in Louisville, KY.


Program and registration information is now available on the website. We look forward to seeing you there!

UK Helps Study Troublesome Insect in Oman

The Lane Report, April 23, 2015            


The University of Kentucky scientists are helping answer research problems half-a-world away. Through a partnership with The Research Council of Oman, entomologists from the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment are looking at sustainable ways to control the dubas bug, a major pest in Oman and other Middle Eastern countries.


After a particularly devastating outbreak, The Research Council of Oman requested research proposals aimed at controlling the pest and then awarded the grant to  UK insect ecologist James Harwood.


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Large Populations of Black Cutworms, Armyworms Reported
AG Professionals, April 24, 2015

Large populations of black cutworms reported recently in Indiana and Kentucky means Ohio farmers can soon expect to see the migratory moths in the Buckeye State, an entomologist with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University said.


Black cutworms have been reported in the neighboring states of Indiana and Kentucky in significant numbers in traps set up by entomologists to determine the number of moths migrating up from the South, said Andy Michel, an Ohio State University Extension pest expert. Large numbers of armyworms have also been caught in the Kentucky traps, Michel said.

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PWIPM Now Accepting Nominations for the Professional Empowerment Grant 
PWIPM is now accepting nominations for its annual Professional Empowerment Grant, which will be awarded to one female who is interested in advancing or securing a career in pest management. A minimum of $1,000 will be granted to the recipient to defer costs related to advancing her career or education in the pest management industry. Additionally, up to $500 towards travel expenses to attend the National Pest Management Association's PestWorld in Nashville, TN in October 2015 will be provided. Click here for more details and requirements.
Call for Nominations: NPMA Young Entrepreneur Award  
Deadline for Submission: Aug. 29, 2015
NPMA is currently accepting nominations for the annual Young Entrepreneur Award, presented by Rentokil, recognizing young entrepreneurs (40 years of age or less) working in the professional pest management industry who have helped create or develop an industry business and/or those who have stewarded a meaningful industry concept to fruition. Click here for more details on requirements and to submit a nomination.


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