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.

July 18, 2017
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?

July 18, 2017
Preventing Deer from Becoming Pests
Preventing Deer from Becoming Pests

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

July 18, 2017
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."

July 18, 2017
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.

April 18, 2017
When the Whole Farm Is the Region
When the Whole Farm Is the Region

The idea of “whole farm” pest management came to life recently for growers in the Northeast.

January 30, 2017
The Identity Problem of the Southern Pine Beetle
The Identity Problem of the Southern Pine Beetle

The southern pine beetle has been wandering northward into the pine forests of New Jersey and neighboring states, causing major destruction to native pine forests.

December 20, 2016
What if Obi-Wan Kenobi Was a Farmer?
What if Obi-Wan Kenobi Was a Farmer?

Young organic farmers might not be able to call on Obi-Wan Kenobi when they have a problem, but they have the next best thing: a team of farming experts.

November 1, 2016
All About Pests in High Tunnels for the Beginning Farmer
All About Pests in High Tunnels for the Beginning Farmer

How do I efficiently manage pests in the high tunnel?

November 1, 2016
Expression "New Entry Farmers" Includes Students, Too
Expression "New Entry Farmers" Includes Students, Too

Through this program, students learn organic vegetable production and agricultural entrepreneurship.

November 1, 2016
It's the Small Things that Add Up
It's the Small Things that Add Up

“Wow, I didn’t know such a small thing could do so much damage!”