Webinar: It Takes an Integrated Pest Management Village

Webinar: It Takes an Integrated Pest Management Village: IPM for a Healthier Home and Community

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET, Followed by a live Q&A session 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Continue reading

Webinar: how to develop an IPM plan for schools

Title: Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan: Learn How to Develop a Comprehensive IPM Program

When: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 Time:  2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 
Like people, pests need food, water, and shelter to survive. Removing these elements, by using Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices, will control existing pest infestations and reduce future invasions. Continue reading

Spring ISD earns recertification for integrated pest management practices

By: Paul Schattenberg, Texas A&M AgriLife

Spring Independent School District has once again earned IPM Star certification for its sustainable pest management practices.

The school district was given an intense inspection of its sustainable pest control practices by experienced integrated pest management professionals, said Janet Hurley, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service school integrated pest management specialist who served as one of the evaluators. Continue reading

Organic and IPM Partnership Needed to Address Critical Food Production Challenges

Society faces enormous challenges to meet the food needs of a rapidly growing global population, while addressing the adverse impacts of food production on human health, air and water quality, greenhouse gas emission, soil health, pollinators and biodiversity. Improvements are also critically needed to improve the economic viability of farming, and to recruit new farmers and the next generation of researchers and extension scientists to support farmers’ efforts to improve sustainability.

A new publication, Organic Agriculture and Integrated Pest Management: Synergistic Partnership Needed to Improve the Sustainability of Agriculture and Food Systems, is a product of a dynamic coalition of intellectuals and scientists. The report details the challenges we face, opportunities for collaborative pursuit of solutions, and recommends institutional and policy reforms to accelerate progress. Continue reading