IPM Success Stories
IPM is good for people, the environment, and the pocketbook
Since 2000, we’ve fostered the development and adoption of integrated pest management, supporting projects that focus on important pest problems and provide economic, environmental, and human health benefits to our region. Read on to learn about the impacts of projects we’ve funded and about the work of our partners nationwide.
Over 3,000 people registered for a recent webinar on bed bug prevention and management hosted by the StopPests in Housing Program of the Northeastern IPM Center.
January 29, 2015 A Sustainable Way to Protect Vegetables - Cover Crops
Growers who use cover crops not only can improve soil health, but also protect vegetables from soilborne pathogens.
January 29, 2015 Growers and Scientists Tackle Spotted Wing Drosophila
Growers in the Northeast could lose tens of thousands of dollars per farm each year as they try to manage SWD.
December 29, 2014 Celebrate National Vinegar Day by Using Vinegar…to Trap this Invasive Fly
If you have any raspberry-infused vinegar on your shelf, you might already know about the invasive spotted wing drosophila and how raspberry growers are worried about it.
October 31, 2014 Our story on spotted wing drosophila an example of successful IPM
A story Chris Gonzales wrote about our team's work on spotted wing drosophila now appears in eLS, published through Wiley and Sons.
September 23, 2014 Thousands of People Line Up for Bed Bug Webinar
Over 3,000 people registered for a recent webinar on bed bugs hosted by the StopPests in Housing Program of the Northeastern IPM Center.
April 30, 2014 Newly Developed Biopesticide Effectively Kills Bed Bugs
A team led by Nina Jenkins, Penn State University, has found that the fungal biopesticide I93-825 spray is effective against bed bugs.
April 30, 2014 Schools Find Online School IPM Best Management Practices Worth the Investment in Time and Training
Ninety-three percent of participants in trainings and focus groups felt that the investment of time and training for IPM best management practices would be worth the effort for schools.
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.
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.