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.

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!”

November 1, 2016
New Entry and Beginning Farmers
New Entry and Beginning Farmers

There's a new back-to-basics movement, one that would be understood by today’s connected, savvy, environmentally-conscious, new and beginning farmer.

November 1, 2016
Pest Management in Alternative Crops: A New Learning Experience
Pest Management in Alternative Crops: A New Learning Experience

As immigrant farmers embark on the adventure of food production, they face many challenges including pest management issues.

July 6, 2016
Ecologically-Based Growers Face Obstacles and Market Could Help
Ecologically-Based Growers Face Obstacles and Market Could Help

Money has spun the world of food, particularly food produced using IPM and organic practices.

By Chris Gonzales and Steve Young
July 6, 2016
IPM and Organic Moving Forward Together
IPM and Organic Moving Forward Together

Is it time to re-assess and re-label both IPM and organic as ecologically-based?

By Chris Gonzales and Steve Young
July 6, 2016
Foundations of IPM, Organic Point Way Over Barriers
Foundations of IPM, Organic Point Way Over Barriers

Adherents of organic and IPM practices share a basic principle: emphasis is placed on human health, the environment, and economics.

By Chris Gonzales and Steve Young
July 6, 2016
Challenges and Opportunities for Ecologically-Based Growers
Challenges and Opportunities for Ecologically-Based Growers

Even as expectations for higher-quality food rise, we face water and air pollution, loss of beneficial organisms, and increasing persistence of pests.

By Chris Gonzales and Steve Young
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.