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An Introduction to Beneficial Organisms and Habitat
An Introduction to Beneficial Organisms and Habitat

Farmers, gardeners, homeowners, and land managers can cultivate rich habitats for beneficial organisms and suppress pests.

Chemical Ecology Could Address Pests, Help Pollinators
Chemical Ecology Could Address Pests, Help Pollinators

Some plants emit chemical “help” signals that call natural enemies—such as beneficial insects—to their aid.

Manipulate Habitats to Increase Beneficial Organisms
Manipulate Habitats to Increase Beneficial Organisms

Growers often use the IPM technique of increasing the complexity and diversity of vegetation to fight bad bugs.

Growers: Make Friends with the Good Bugs to Battle Pests
Growers: Make Friends with the Good Bugs to Battle Pests

Margaret Skinner and her team are studying plants as a foundation in an IPM approach to manage aphids and other pests cost-effectively.

Northeastern Plant, Pest, and Soils Conference
Northeastern Plant, Pest, and Soils Conference

The Northeastern Plant, Pest, and Soils Conference will be held at the Hilton Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia, January 9–11. For details and registration information, see NEPPSC.org.

2017 IPM Online Conference
2017 IPM Online Conference

Recordings of the 2017 IPM Online Conference are now available. The conference was held on October 23, 2017 and featured updates from projects funded by the Northeastern IPM Center’s Partnership Grants Program, Northeast SARE, and USDA-NIFA.

Ideas for Your Nuisance Deer Conservation Program
Ideas for Your Nuisance Deer Conservation Program

Imagine that you could hire a consultant to help you deal with the ecological damage caused by having too many deer in your municipality.

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?

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

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

Preventing Deer from Becoming Pests
Preventing Deer from Becoming Pests

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

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.

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.

Job Opportunities

November 13, 2017
Job Opportunity: University of California Cooperative Extension – Area IPM Advisor, Entomology

The Area Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Advisor for Entomology will conduct a multi-county extension, education, and applied research program that addresses grower and industry needs, including an understanding of local agricultural crops, their farming systems, and their arthropod pests, including insect-vectored diseases in Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties. Apply by December 29, 2017.