Integrated Pest Management - Insights
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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February 19, 2013
Academy Award for the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug?

Well, maybe not this year, but we may be in the running with the hiring of Jim Monahan, a videographer who plans to shoot half a dozen clips on how to recognize, trap, and manage brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB).

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January 15, 2013
New Northeast RIPM Grant Projects for 2012

Researchers set human health, environmental goals in contest against invasive insects, plants

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October 16, 2012
Serving up a bitter end for eggplant pests

When researchers plant eggplant into crimson clover, they dish up trouble over and over for two unwanted beetles.

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October 16, 2012
Scientists draw maps to stop stink bug pirates

An integrated pest management program running since the 1980s has led to fresh insights about a new invader. Scientists are deploying maps to aid the fight.

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August 31, 2012
New IPM Guide for Affordable Housing

This illustrated, 81-page guide will help housing managers, owners, and agents use integrated pest management (IPM) to deal with a variety of urban pests in their facilities.

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July 26, 2012
Researchers Discover the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug’s Winter Hideout

New insights into the invasive pest's behavior could help growers protect farms located near woodlands.

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April 26, 2012
Native Parasitoids Hold Promise in Stink Bug Defense

Researchers teach workshop participants to recognize natural enemies of brown marmorated stink bug, part of the strategy to control the invasive insect.

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April 23, 2012
IPM Resource: Wild Pollinators of Eastern Apple Orchards and How to Conserve Them

This full-color guide helps readers identify wild pollinators, provide them with food and habitat, and avoid pesticides that are toxic to them.

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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.

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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.

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December 1, 2011
New IPM Partnership Projects for 2011

Our Center has funded 25 projects this year, including invasive species outreach and regional working groups on pollinators, stink bugs, hops, and slugs.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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August 17, 2011
Decoded Secret Betrays Berry Weevil

In New Jersey, a major center of blueberry and cranberry production, entomologists are using pheromones to lure weevils so growers can time their sprays for greatest effectiveness.

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August 16, 2011
Swallow-wort Biocontrols Pass Test

Swallow-wort, a rampant invasive species in the Northeast, smothers small trees and native plants. Rhode Island entomologist Richard Casagrande is identifying natural enemies of this pest.

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August 12, 2011
Spotted Wing Drosophila in the Northeast

Drosophila suzukii, a small vinegar fly with the potential to damage many fruit crops, has been confirmed in two northeastern states this summer.

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August 7, 2011
New IPM Resources, 2011

Growing Green Lawns website; Brown Marmorated Stink Bug information; New York City's bed bug site; and Louisiana State's Pest Identification Guide for Pests In and Around Buildings.

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July 7, 2011
School IPM: Good for Children, Easy on the Budget

IPM proponents persuade school districts to choose pest prevention over sprays. “Schools that switch to IPM show a decline in pesticide use and are still able to keep pests at bay,” says UMass entomologist Bill Coli, who evaluates the impact of IPM projects.

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October 5, 2010
IPM Training Tackles Bed Bugs, Cockroaches, and Hoarding

IPM Training in Public Housing Authorities is a multiregional project that aims to strengthen communities and use integrated pest management to address housing conditions that threaten human health.

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October 4, 2010
New IPM Research and Extension Projects 2010

The Northeast Regional IPM Competitive Grants program has awarded approximately $580,000 to support seven projects that confront pest threats to children, honey bees, and crops.

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October 4, 2010
IPM Working Group Seeks Solutions as Stink Bug’s Notoriety Grows

The newly funded Brown Marmorated Stink Bug IPM Working Group hit the ground running in June 2010, when its 30 members met in West Virginia to establish research, extension, and regulatory priorities for an intensifying problem.

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October 4, 2010
IPM Voice Sets Advisory Committee

IPM Voice is an independent organization formed to secure the attention and resources that IPM deserves and needs.

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August 5, 2010
Nervous Ticks

IPM sets a bleak scene for Lyme disease carriers: The threat of Lyme disease has added a note of caution to outdoor activities in recent years. The Northeastern IPM Center funds research on ways to control ticks to protect human health while reducing the use of pesticides.

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August 5, 2010
Stink Bug Summit

A new IPM Working Group is taking aim at the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), a pest that was introduced from Asia in the 1990s and has since spread to all of the mid-Atlantic states.

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August 5, 2010
IPM Partnership Projects for 2010

In 2010, the Northeastern IPM Center has awarded more than $400,000 to support research and outreach projects in northeastern states through the IPM Partnership Grants Program.

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February 26, 2010
Growers PIPE Up for High-Tech Tools

Penn State adapts early warning system for key pests, new crops. Pest forecasting models are a powerful tool, but high-tech early-warning systems require significant investment and expertise. To save costs, PA IPM researchers have adapted an existing online system.

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February 26, 2010
Thriving on IPM

Fresh ideas and strong relationships keep farm vibrant. Family farmer Don Dzen is convinced that expanding his use of IPM was a smart decision: “Each year there’s been something that paid for itself, something we were missing before.”

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February 26, 2010
Tomato Seed Treatment Prevents Bacterial Canker

Five years ago, bacterial canker was a growing threat to New Jersey's $28 million fresh market tomato industry. IPM researchers have introduced growers to a seed heat treatment that eliminates seed as the primary inoculum source.

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February 26, 2010
Beetles v. Purple Loosestrife

Can these natural enemies slow the invasion? IPM programs in the Northeast have enlisted the help of two beetle species to slow the spread of purple loosestrife, and they find that these insects can significantly inhibit the weed's growth.

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October 1, 2009
Advancing on Apple Pests

Researchers, educators, consultants, and growers are working to synthesize current knowledge and create an advanced IPM system that could enhance profits and sustainability.

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October 1, 2009
Late Blight Q&A

The 2009 growing season will be remembered for its widespread outbreak of late blight. Gardeners and farmers can prepare now for a healthy crop next year.

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October 1, 2009
Rice Is Nice

... especially when locally grown. Rice production is alluring both to locavores and to growers seeking ways to get production from marginal lands.

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