IPM Insights, Fall 2011
- December 15, 2011
- "Oscars of Food" Honors Visionary IPM Advocate at World's Largest Food Distributor
When Sysco began developing environmental guidelines 6 years ago, they turned to IPM specialists for advice. Now thousands of Sysco growers are using IPM, and Sysco reports a cumulative reduction of 3 million pounds of pesticide.
- December 2, 2011
- A Stinker of a Pest: IPM Researchers, Educators Team Up Against Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
The USDA has awarded $5.7 million for research and education to help growers cope with this invasive pest.
- November 2, 2011
- In Urban Jungle, Tiger Mosquito Falls Prey to Killer Bacteria
City neighborhoods are home to Asian tiger mosquitoes, which can carry West Nile virus and dog heartworm. The Northeastern IPM Center is funding research to control these pests using a natural bacterial disease that afflicts mosquitoes.
- October 21, 2011
- New IPM Projects Confront Mosquitoes, Stink Bugs, and Diseases
The Northeast Regional IPM Competitive Grants program has awarded approximately $600,000 to support five new projects in 2011.
- October 18, 2011
- We're funded! Three new grants for the IPM Center
Our Center has been awarded new grants from three sources totaling approximately $1.3 million.