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 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.
May 2, 2013 Setting the Gold Standard for Tomatoes
In 2009, late blight decimated tomato crops in the Northeast. Scientists stepped up the creation of blight-resistant tomato varieties with new urgency.
April 29, 2013 Collaborators in Region Join Chorus against Spotted Wing Drosophila
Researchers and educators are confronting an invasive species that has changed the tune for Northeastern fruit growers: the spotted wing drosophila (SWD).
April 24, 2013 Researchers Make Movies to Get a Jump on Bed Bugs
Scientists are sharing their knowledge in the battle against bed bugs by fashioning themselves after Hollywood stars and launching three web videos.
October 16, 2012 Serving up a bitter end for eggplant pests
When researchers plant eggplant into crimson clover, they dish up trouble over and over for two unwanted beetles.
October 16, 2012 Scientists draw maps to stop stink bug pirates
An integrated pest management program running since the 1980s has led to fresh insights about a new invader. Scientists are deploying maps to aid the fight.