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 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.

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
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.