Integrated Pest Management - Insights
April 15, 2015
Pollinators in Resources Database

The Northeastern IPM Center’s Resources Database lets you search the category “pollinator.”

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April 15, 2015
IPM and Pollinators - Coordinated Action

Government sponsors are coordinating the actions of researchers, educators, beekeepers, and growers in the field in ways that could help reverse pollinator decline.

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April 15, 2015
Perspectives on the Pollinator Issue

The Northeastern IPM Center provides the following synopsis of two prevailing views on neonicotinoids and pollinators. Our goal is to bring this scientific discussion to your attention, not necessarily to promote either view.

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April 15, 2015
New England Bees Have New Ally

A group of professionals are protecting existing bee habitat on farms, open land, and in natural areas.

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April 15, 2015
Resources on IPM and Pollinators

Resources from the April 2015 special issue of IPM Insights, all about pollinators.

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April 15, 2015
Pollinator Losses in the Northeastern United States

One in every three bites of food is attributable to insect pollination. With insect pollinators so vital to food production, national and global reports of their decline are concerning.

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April 15, 2015
The Pollinator Puzzle - IPM Experts Seek Keys to Honey Bee Health

In 2006, managed honey bee colonies began to die off in large numbers without explanation.

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February 12, 2015
Belmaker Fills StopPests Position

Dennise Belmaker has joined the StopPests in Housing Program at the Northeastern IPM Center.

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January 29, 2015
IPM Resources January 2015

Resources from the January 2015 issue of IPM Insights

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January 29, 2015
Thousands Line Up for Bed Bug Webinar

Over 3,000 people registered for a recent webinar on bed bug prevention and management hosted by the StopPests in Housing Program of the Northeastern IPM Center.

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January 29, 2015
New Director Assesses Priorities for Region

Steve Young, the new director of the Northeastern IPM Center, will emphasize communication and education as he assesses priorities for the region.

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January 29, 2015
A Sustainable Way to Protect Vegetables - Cover Crops

Growers who use cover crops not only can improve soil health, but also protect vegetables from soilborne pathogens.

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January 29, 2015
Growers and Scientists Tackle Spotted Wing Drosophila

Growers in the Northeast could lose tens of thousands of dollars per farm each year as they try to manage SWD.

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January 29, 2015
January 2015 Download

The January 2015 issue of IPM Insights is now available as a downloadable e-book.

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January 26, 2015
Published Grants Expert Jana Hexter Named Grants and Partnerships Coordinator

The Northeastern IPM Center has a new grants and partnerships coordinator. Jana Hexter joins the staff and fills a key position at the Center.

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December 29, 2014
Celebrate National Vinegar Day by Using Vinegar…to Trap this Invasive Fly

If you have any raspberry-infused vinegar on your shelf, you might already know about the invasive spotted wing drosophila and how raspberry growers are worried about it.

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December 19, 2014
How to Trap Spotted Wing Drosophila

Catch spotted wing drosophila by placing homemade kombucha in a trap made from a two-liter bottle.

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December 8, 2014
New Evaluation Specialist Brings Experience in Health Field to Topic of Pests

Yifen Liu, the new evaluation specialist at the Northeastern IPM Center, remembers visiting people at their homes when she was collecting data for clinical field studies.

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November 7, 2014
Susannah Reese Named StopPests Program Coordinator

Six months after joining the Northeastern IPM Center as a consultant and trainer, Susannah Reese will lead the StopPests in Housing Program as its program coordinator.

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October 31, 2014
Our story on spotted wing drosophila an example of successful IPM

A story Chris Gonzales wrote about our team's work on spotted wing drosophila now appears in eLS, published through Wiley and Sons.

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September 29, 2014
IPM Resources Fall 2014

Resources from the Fall 2014 issue of IPM Insights.

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September 29, 2014
From Asia: Sustainable Insights into Stink Bugs

A collection of articles originally published in Asia yields a bounty of insights into the brown marmorated stink bug.

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September 23, 2014
Thousands of People Line Up for Bed Bug Webinar

Over 3,000 people registered for a recent webinar on bed bugs hosted by the StopPests in Housing Program of the Northeastern IPM Center.

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September 22, 2014
Pest Managers on Green Roofs: Think Before You Jump

Pests find their way onto green roofs just fine, no matter the size and height.

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September 22, 2014
Fall 2014 Download

The Fall 2014 issue of IPM Insights is now available as a downloadable e-book.

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August 14, 2014
Informate Sobre el Manejo Sano de Plagas

El Northeastern IPM Center publica una colección de información sobre las plagas en inglés y español. Adiciones recientes incluyen una página dedicada al chinche apestoso marrón marmolado (CAMM) y una base de datos sobre el manejo integrado de plagas (MIP).

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August 14, 2014
Pest Management Information in Spanish

The Northeastern IPM Center is publishing a growing collection of information about pests in both English and Spanish. Recent additions to the collection are a page dedicated to brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) and database of IPM resources.

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July 2, 2014
Tick Management Tips

Many people have tick management on their minds these days, given the risk of tick-borne illnesses such as Lyme and babesiosis.

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June 10, 2014
2014 Funded Partnership Projects to Target Invasives, Reach Latinos

In 2014, the Northeastern IPM Center awarded $300,000 for research and outreach through IPM Partnership Grants.

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May 20, 2014
New Opportunities in National Pest Management Program

On May 19, the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture released their Request for Applications for the 2014 Crop Protection and Pest Management Program.

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May 6, 2014
New StopPests Team Member Leaving Garden to Tackle Pests in Affordable Housing

The newest member to join the StopPests team is bringing her experience with horticulture to affordable housing.

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April 30, 2014
Newly Developed Biopesticide Effectively Kills Bed Bugs

A team led by Nina Jenkins, Penn State University, has found that the fungal biopesticide I93-825 spray is effective against bed bugs.

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April 30, 2014
Schools Find Online School IPM Best Management Practices Worth the Investment in Time and Training

Ninety-three percent of participants in trainings and focus groups felt that the investment of time and training for IPM best management practices would be worth the effort for schools.

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March 19, 2014
IPM in Childcare

Training participants substantially increased their knowledge of integrated pest management and green cleaning.

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March 12, 2014
Videos Teach Growers about Stink Bug Threat

Growers discuss the threat of damage in the recent video series, “Tracking the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug,” available for free on YouTube.

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March 6, 2014
Spring 2014 Download

The Spring 2014 issue of IPM Insights is now available as a downloadable e-book.

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March 5, 2014
Sheep and Goat Farmers Could Block Parasites

By adopting IPM strategies farmers can reduce the impact of internal parasites in sheep and goats and take advantage of valuable New England pastureland to grow their industry.

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March 5, 2014
Resources Spring 2014

Resources from the Spring 2014 issue of IPM Insights.

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February 25, 2014
Ecologist and Future Director of Northeastern IPM Center Ready for Long Run against Pests

Steve Young has seen a lot of challenges related to climate and pests, and he’s ready for more when he comes to Ithaca, New York in May to direct the Northeastern IPM Center.

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October 15, 2013
A Plan to Reduce Illness—and Pesticides—In Schools

A team of experts is calling attention to the issue of pests and pesticides in schools. They have released a plan blueprint to help school employees and caregivers keep pests from entering buildings and grounds.

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July 16, 2013
Scientists Publish on Stink Bug's Favorite Plants, Damage

Researchers unveil a list of 170 plants that the brown marmorated stink bug attacks, and web videos show how to monitor for infestations.

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May 15, 2013
Small Steps to Help Honeybees

Scientists are trying to stop the small hive beetle (SHB, Aethina tumida) that carries pathogens into honeybee colonies.

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May 8, 2013
Spring 2013 Download

The Spring 2013 issue of IPM Insights is now available as a downloadable e-book.

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May 2, 2013
Setting the Gold Standard for Tomatoes

In 2009, late blight decimated tomato crops in the Northeast. Scientists stepped up the creation of blight-resistant tomato varieties with new urgency.

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April 29, 2013
Collaborators in Region Join Chorus against Spotted Wing Drosophila

Researchers and educators are confronting an invasive species that has changed the tune for Northeastern fruit growers: the spotted wing drosophila (SWD).

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April 29, 2013
How to Catch a Spotted Wing Drosophila

Traps can be made inexpensively from plastic cups, or from pint- or quart-sized deli or yogurt containers with lids.

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April 24, 2013
Researchers Make Movies to Get a Jump on Bed Bugs

Scientists are sharing their knowledge in the battle against bed bugs by fashioning themselves after Hollywood stars and launching three web videos.

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March 19, 2013
Informe: La Población de Monarcas Disminuye

La población de las monarcas ha declinado a los niveles más bajos de las últimas décadas, según una investigación realizado por la Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas (CONANP) de México.

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March 19, 2013
Report Says Monarch Population Plunges

According to a study by Mexico’s National Commission of Natural Protected Areas, the monarch population has declined to the lowest levels in decades.

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March 5, 2013
Stink Bug Detectives

You may have heard of bomb-sniffing dogs, drug-sniffing dogs, and even bed-bug-sniffing dogs. But, have you ever heard of stink-bug-sniffing dogs?

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