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.

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 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.



August 3, 2015 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 Asthma Meets Its Match

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



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 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.



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.



January 29, 2015 Thousands Line Up for Bed Bug Webinar

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.



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