2013 Northeast RIPM Grants Announced
USDA-NIFA funded six Northeast Regional IPM Competitive Grants in 2013. These projects are part of more than $30 million in support announced by the USDA for research and Extension activities addressing pest management issues.
Read the full announcement: USDA Grants Support Pest Management Research, Education and Extension Efforts
2013 RIPM Projects in the Northeast Region
- Developing a Sustainable Pest Management Program for the Invasive Swede Midge in Brassica Crops, Yolanda Chen, University of Vermont, $83,175.
- Reducing Insecticide Use and Labor through Precision Bed Bug IPM, Changlu Wang, Rutgers University, $60,000.
- Overcoming Slugs in No-Till Crop Fields with Cover Crops and Arthropod Predators, John Tooker, Penn State, $60,000.
- A Novel Attract-and-Kill Approach for Managing the Invasive Pest Spotted-Wing Drosophila in Multiple Small Fruit Crops, Cesar Rodriguez-Saona, Rutgers University, $175,000.
- Development and Optimization of Solid-Set Canopy Delivery Systems for Resource Efficient, Ecologically Sustainable Apple Production, Arthur M. Agnello, Cornell University, $60,000.
- Developing Economic and Ecological Sustainable Pest Management Practices, Cerruti R.R. Hooks, University of Maryland, $83,058.