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.

September 23, 2014
Thousands of People Line Up for Bed Bug Webinar

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 Honey Bees

Scientists are trying to stop the small hive beetle (SHB, Aethina tumida) that carries pathogens into honey bee colonies.

May 14, 2013
Designing Stink Bugs Out of Landscapes

Researchers want to know whether the brown marmorated stink bug can be designed out of landscapes.

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.