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.
The USDA has awarded $5.7 million for research and education to help growers cope with this invasive pest.
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.
The Northeast Regional IPM Competitive Grants program has awarded approximately $600,000 to support five new projects in 2011.
Our Center has been awarded new grants from three sources totaling approximately $1.3 million.