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The IPM Toolbox
"The IPM Toolbox" Webinar Series

We’ve asked the experts to join us online for an hour of dialogue about an effective IPM practice, method, or effort. Three new webinars are scheduled for this fall.

How to Tell Pests to Stay Away
How to Tell Pests to Stay Away

Exclusion, or prevention—it’s a fundamental principle of IPM, but why does it matter and how does one do it?

Preventing Deer from Becoming Pests
Preventing Deer from Becoming Pests

Experts are using IPM techniques to prevent deer from destroying ecosystems.

Exclusion: The Case of SWD
Exclusion: The Case of SWD

Exclusion can be decisive in the battle against spotted wing drosophila (SWD).

Preventing Ticks and Lyme Disease: Scientists Test New Strategy
Preventing Ticks and Lyme Disease: Scientists Test New Strategy

According to DreamBible.com, "to dream of ticks represents an annoyance in your life that forces you to be extra careful."

BMSB Exclusion Infographic
BMSB Exclusion Infographic

This infographic provides tips for keeping brown marmorated stink bugs out of your home.

Keeping Stink Bugs Out of Your House, and Your Island Nation
Keeping Stink Bugs Out of Your House, and Your Island Nation

Officials from New Zealand requested, in April, about twenty odd dead insect specimens preserved in bottles of hand sanitizer.

West Virginia proposes pest treatment to 3,500 acres of forested land
West Virginia proposes pest treatment to 3,500 acres of forested land

The West Virginia Department of Agriculture is working with the United States Department of Agriculture-Forest Service to control one of the most serious forest pests in the state, gypsy moths. The gypsy moth is a non-native, invasive insect that feeds on more than 500 species of trees and shrubs, including West Virginia hardwoods.

Beyond Agriculture: The Whole Farm Approach to Pests
Beyond Agriculture: The Whole Farm Approach to Pests

Change can be rapid or slow in forming, requiring years of stimuli, until one day something clicks, or just makes more sense.

Foundations of IPM, Organic Point Way Over Barriers
Foundations of IPM, Organic Point Way Over Barriers

Adherents of organic and IPM practices share a basic principle: emphasis is placed on human health, the environment, and economics.

Ecologically-Based Growers Face Obstacles and Market Could Help
Ecologically-Based Growers Face Obstacles and Market Could Help

Money has spun the world of food, particularly food produced using IPM and organic practices.

IPM and Organic Moving Forward Together
IPM and Organic Moving Forward Together

Is it time to re-assess and re-label both IPM and organic as ecologically-based?

Challenges and Opportunities for Ecologically-Based Growers
Challenges and Opportunities for Ecologically-Based Growers

Even as expectations for higher-quality food rise, we face water and air pollution, loss of beneficial organisms, and increasing persistence of pests.

Job Opportunities

August 7, 2017
Job Opportunity: National Program Leader for Plant Pathology at NIFA

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) released a vacancy announcement for the position of National Program Leader for Plant Pathology.  NIFA is looking for candidates who are competent in their science, skilled at planning and evaluation, experienced at forming strategic partnerships, and capable in all facets of communication. NIFA is particularly interested in candidates with strong extension credentials. Apply before August 23, 2017.

July 12, 2017
Job Opportunity: Extension Specialist, Pesticide Safety Education at University of Illinois

Work as part of an interdisciplinary team to prepare educational materials and conduct training clinics to support the Pesticide Safety Education Program for state licensing requirements. The University of Illinois is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement.