Third Annual Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Online Conference Northeastern IPM Center

Third Annual Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Online Conference Northeastern IPM Center

October 23, 2017

The third annual IPM Online Conference hosted by the Northeastern IPM Center (NEIPMC) will feature updates from active projects funded by the NEIPMC’s Partnership Grants Program. In addition, the online conference will have updates from IPM-related projects funded through the Northeastern Sustainable Agriculture and Education (NE SARE) Program and USDA-NIFA’s Applied Research and Development Program (ARDP) and Extension Implementation Program (EIP).

The rapid style conference will feature 5 minute presentations in which the speakers will discuss, show, or possibly sing! about 1 or 2 highlights from their projects. The purpose of the conference is to increase collaboration and awareness about current IPM-related research and extension in the Northeast in a fun way.

Anyone with an internet connection is invited to watch this exciting new event hosted by the Northeastern IPM Center. Below is a list of the projects that will be discussed during the approximately 2 1/2 hour event that will take place via Zoom.

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Conference Agenda

Time Speaker (project funded by) – Title of project – Affiliation
9:30 a.m. Introduction
9:35 a.m. Changlu Wang (NEIPMC) – Reducing pest infestations and insecticide residues in low income housing – Rutgers University
9:40 a.m. Charles Lubelczyk (NEIPMC) – Manipulation of winter soil conditions as an IPM tool for blacklegged tick – Maine Medical Center
9:45 a.m. Quan Zeng (NEIPMC) – Evaluation of organic management options for fire blight in Connecticut – Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
9:50 a.m. Peter Jentsch (NESARE) – A behaviorally based approach to managing the invasive brown marmorated stink bug – Cornell University
9:55 a.m. Break – Q&A Discussion
10:00 a.m. Cesar Rodriguez-Saona (ARDP) – Managing an invasive drosophilid species in agriculture using innovative behavioral manipulation strategies – Rutgers University
10:05 a.m. Anne Nielsen (ARDP) – IPM-CPR: Using border sprays for brown marmorated stink bug in fruit – Rutgers University
10:10 a.m. Kathy Murray (NEIPMC) – Engaging school nurses to promote school IPM – Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry
10:15 a.m. Adrienne Gorny (NESARE) – Susceptibility of potato varieties grown in New York to root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne hapla) – NYSAES, Cornell University
10:20 a.m. Break – Q&A Discussion
10:30 a.m. Aditi Dubey (NESARE) – Evaluations of economic benefits and long-term sustainability of neonicotinoid seed treatment use in the mid-Atlantic – University of Maryland
10:35 a.m. Rebecca Brown (NESARE) – Laser scarecrows for preventing bird damage in sweet corn – University of Rhode Island
10:40 a.m. Martha Mutschler-Chu (NESARE) – Combining resistances to major bacterial, fungal, and oomycete diseases of Northeast-adapted tomato – Cornell University
10:45 a.m. Jennifer Hashley (NEIPMC) – Working with small-scale producers on IPM strategies: lessons from urban agriculture, small ruminants, and diverse producers perspectives on cultural controls – Third Sector New England
10:50 a.m. Break – Q&A Discussion
11:00 a.m. Darcy Telenko (NESARE, NYFVI) – Evaluation of novel bird repellents in vegetable crops – CCE Cornell Vegetable Program
11:05 a.m. Canceled
11:10 a.m. Maria Gorgo-Gourovitch (NEIPMC) – Bringing IPM to the Hispanic workforce in the mid-Atlantic mushroom industry – PA IPM Program, Penn State
11:15 a.m. Canceled
11:20 a.m. Break – Q&A Discussion
11:30 a.m. Donna Ellis (CPPM-EIP) – What’s new with IPM in Connecticut? – University of Connecticut
11:35 a.m. Olivia Saunders (NESARE) – Weed control in low-input or organically grown wild lowbush blueberries – University of New Hampshire
11:40 a.m. Andrew Keller (NESARE) – Using rate-of-gain to determine anthelmintic need in Blue Faced Leicester lambs – Vista View Farms, Maryland
11:45 a.m. Mary Barbercheck (NEIPMC) – Going underground: conserving insect-pathogenic fungi for biological control – Penn State
11:50 a.m. Break – Q&A Discussion
12:00 noon End of conference – Recorded presentations available online (