All Aboard! Moving IPM Toward a Collaborative Future

Join us for a webinar on Feb 19, 2017 at 8:00 AM CST.

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We need broad collaboration to make integrated pest management (IPM) effective in reducing crop losses and ensuring that the latest research is implemented to make sure growers have the most effective, environmentally compatible, and economically feasible tactics. State IPM Coordinators play a key role in facilitating successful programs not only in their state, but also in cooperation with other programs in the region. This session presents the activities and perspectives from five of the regions IPM Program Coordinators. Join us to learn more about IPM in the Southern Region and participate in a discussion on how we can work together to advance IPM.

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Nine integrated pest management projects funded through IPM Enhancement Grant program

Nine researchers will pursue new methods for fighting a variety of pest management challenges in the South, in both agricultural and urban settings. Over the next year, the Southern IPM Center will spend a total of $257,724 to address issues in the region including bed bugs in multifamily housing, soybean looper, pecan bacterial scorch, tawny crazy ant and others with its IPM Enhancement Grant.

The IPM Enhancement Grant is one of the funding mechanisms that the Southern IPM Center uses to support and expand integrated pest management research and extension in the southern region. The annual competition begins with a request for proposals in September, with new projects funded by March of the next year. Continue reading

Free Webinar: the ABC’s of Pest Control: Allergens, Baits and Cockroaches

Cockroach infestations can get out of hand quickly in multifamily housing. Best practices and treatments can turn things around to help maintain control. Join StopPests in Housing for a webinar on reducing asthma triggers in housing with effective cockroach control. 

On March 2nd, 2017, 2:00-3:30 EST, you’ll hear from Dr. Coby Schal, Ph.D, Department of Entomology, North Carolina State University. He will speak about his research on effective baiting techniques, and ineffective controls like total release foggers (bug bombs). Cockroach allergens have been linked to the development and increase in symptoms of allergies and asthma in cockroach sensitive individuals. You’ll learn how allergen levels can be significantly reduced with cockroach control alone, the most effective approach being gel bait treatments. Dr. Schal’s work shows how an integrated pest management (IPM) approach with intensive, targeted cockroach control can lead to both dramatic reductions in cockroaches and clinically significant declines in cockroach allergens. You’ll get the information you need to advocate for and implement an IPM approach to cockroach control. Continue reading

GPDN Webinar this week: Introduction to Bacterial Leaf Streak Disease of Corn

This Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 9:00am MT/10:00am CT/11:00am ET from the Montana State University site:

Dr. Tamra Jackson-Ziems of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will be presenting: “Introduction to Bacterial Leaf Streak Disease of Corn” Continue reading

Northeastern IPM Center announces new online videos

The Northeastern IPM Center announces new videos available on its website and YouTube channel. Continue reading

Join us for the Center’s Second Annual IPM On-Line Conference

The second annual IPM Online Conference hosted by the Northeastern IPM Center (NEIPMC) will feature updates from active projects funded by the Center’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 and USDA-NIFA’s Applied Research and Development Program (ARDP) and Extension Implementation Program (EIP).

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. Continue reading

Mark your calendars for the 9th IPM Symposium in 2018

The Ninth International Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Symposium will be held in Baltimore, Maryland USA from March 19-22, 2018 at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel.

The International IPM Symposium is your premier global event for professional development, networking with colleagues and leading scientists, and learning the latest research and strategies for effectively managing pests in agriculture communities, and natural areas. In 2018, we will organize around an important theme, IPM: Improving Health, Environment and Global Sustainability. Continue reading