IPM Insights, Fall 2011

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.