The August 2023 issue of IPM Insights.
The New York State Tick Blitz Program leverages community-based science to bolster researchers’ tick surveillance bandwidth, particularly in response to emerging threats from invasive or range-shifting tick species carrying novel pathogens.
The Northeastern IPM Center has funded a number of tick-related projects through our grant programs. Recent projects include a production/management profile for arthropod pests of horses in Maine, and a digital-media tick-bite prevention campaign aimed at developing and deploying just-in-time learning tools.
Weeds of the Northeast, a comprehensive identification guide that has sold nearly 100,000 copies since it was first published in 1997, was recently updated with a second edition. The creation of the new edition hinges upon an extraordinary coincidence. You could call it a tale of two DiTommasos. Or, more accurately, a DiTommaso and a DiTomaso.
John Tooker, a professor of entomology and extension specialist at The Pennsylvania State University, took over as Pennsylvania state IPM coordinator in late 2022. He spoke with us about his responsibilities, interests, priorities, and goals for the program.
The Northeastern IPM Center has opened nominations for the 2023 Outstanding Achievements in IPM Award, which recognizes professionals and students based on their efforts and accomplishments in IPM. Nominations are due by Friday, October 27, 2023.
An updated pest alert on ticks and tick-borne diseases is now available, courtesy of the North Central IPM Center, and containing information on tick life cycles, tick-species ranges and identification guides, disease symptoms and prevention, and proper, effective removal of attached ticks. It is available online, with free printed copies available upon request.
The August 2023 issue of IPM Insights is now available as a downloadable PDF.