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.

April 14, 2016
Antibiotic-resistant fire blight
Antibiotic-resistant fire blight

Since 1972, streptomycin resistance of Erwinia amylovora in apples has spread, making control of fire blight even more difficult.

April 14, 2016
End of an era of easy pest solutions
End of an era of easy pest solutions

The Colorado potato beetle attacks one of Maine’s most reliable and stable crops, and its resistance to insecticides is now prevalent.

April 12, 2016
Photographers lift pests' poise

The Bugwood Network archives and catalogs high-quality images of pests by taxonomical category.

August 3, 2015
New Research Entangles Bed Bugs
New Research Entangles Bed Bugs

Scientists are learning new secrets of bed bug biology that could help us lure and trap them.

August 3, 2015
Hoarding and Pests: Researchers See Link

Individuals affected by hoarding disorder excessively save items. Hoarding also creates conditions favorable to pests.

August 3, 2015
Asthma Meets Its Match

A new partnership could bring healthier outcomes at urban sites with high levels of asthma.

August 3, 2015
IPM with a Focus on People

When you think IPM, you might first picture agriculture, crops, and turf. Or perhaps insect biology and behavior. However, there’s an important human component.

April 15, 2015
IPM and Pollinators - Coordinated Action

Government sponsors are coordinating the actions of researchers, educators, beekeepers, and growers in the field in ways that could help reverse pollinator decline.

April 15, 2015
New England Bees Have New Ally

A group of professionals are protecting existing bee habitat on farms, open land, and in natural areas.

April 15, 2015
The Pollinator Puzzle - IPM Experts Seek Keys to Honey Bee Health

In 2006, managed honey bee colonies began to die off in large numbers without explanation.