Integrated Pest Management Insights

March 19, 2018
March 2018 Download

The March 2018 issue of IPM Insights on Risk Management is now available as a downloadable PDF.

November 15, 2017
Manipulate Habitats to Increase Beneficial Organisms
Manipulate Habitats to Increase Beneficial Organisms

Growers often use the IPM technique of increasing the complexity and diversity of vegetation to fight bad bugs.

November 15, 2017
Growers: Make Friends with the Good Bugs to Battle Pests
Growers: Make Friends with the Good Bugs to Battle Pests

Margaret Skinner and her team are studying plants as a foundation in an IPM approach to manage aphids and other pests cost-effectively.

November 15, 2017
Chemical Ecology Could Address Pests, Help Pollinators
Chemical Ecology Could Address Pests, Help Pollinators

Some plants emit chemical “help” signals that call natural enemies—such as beneficial insects—to their aid.

November 15, 2017
An Introduction to Beneficial Organisms and Habitat
An Introduction to Beneficial Organisms and Habitat

Farmers, gardeners, homeowners, and land managers can cultivate rich habitats for beneficial organisms and suppress pests.

November 15, 2017
November 2017 Download

The November 2017 issue of IPM Insights on Habitat is now available as a downloadable PDF.

October 27, 2017
Ideas for Your Nuisance Deer Conservation Program
Ideas for Your Nuisance Deer Conservation Program

Imagine that you could hire a consultant to help you deal with the ecological damage caused by having too many deer in your municipality.

August 28, 2017
Browntail Moth Looms Again in Northeast
Browntail Moth Looms Again in Northeast

According to the Maine Forest Service, it’s one of the worst major, widespread outbreaks in over one hundred years.

July 18, 2017
How to Tell Pests to Stay Away
How to Tell Pests to Stay Away

Exclusion, or prevention—it’s a fundamental principle of IPM, but why does it matter and how does one do it?

July 18, 2017
Exclusion: The Case of SWD
Exclusion: The Case of SWD

Exclusion can be decisive in the battle against spotted wing drosophila (SWD).

July 18, 2017
Preventing Deer from Becoming Pests
Preventing Deer from Becoming Pests

Experts are using IPM techniques to prevent deer from destroying ecosystems.

July 18, 2017
Preventing Ticks and Lyme Disease: Scientists Test New Strategy
Preventing Ticks and Lyme Disease: Scientists Test New Strategy

According to DreamBible.com, “to dream of ticks represents an annoyance in your life that forces you to be extra careful.”

July 18, 2017
Keeping Stink Bugs Out of Your House, and Your Island Nation
Keeping Stink Bugs Out of Your House, and Your Island Nation

Officials from New Zealand requested, in April, about twenty odd dead insect specimens preserved in bottles of hand sanitizer.

July 18, 2017
BMSB Exclusion Infographic
BMSB Exclusion Infographic

This infographic provides tips for keeping brown marmorated stink bugs out of your home.

July 18, 2017
July 2017 Download

The July 2017 issue of IPM Insights on Pest Exclusion is now available as a downloadable PDF.

April 18, 2017
Beyond Agriculture: The Whole Farm Approach to Pests
Beyond Agriculture: The Whole Farm Approach to Pests

Change can be rapid or slow in forming, requiring years of stimuli, until one day something clicks, or just makes more sense.

April 18, 2017
Applying the "Whole Farm" Concept to Apartment Buildings
Applying the "Whole Farm" Concept to Apartment Buildings

That cockroach creeping across your neighbor’s apartment floor is certainly spewing forth tiny asthma-triggering allergens—a vicious band of Wild West gunmen raiding the whole farm of human dwellings.

April 18, 2017
When the Whole Farm Is the Region
When the Whole Farm Is the Region

The idea of “whole farm” pest management came to life recently for growers in the Northeast.

April 18, 2017
Plants Have Natural Defense Systems

Some plants emit chemical “help” signals that call natural enemies—such as beneficial insects—to their aid.

April 18, 2017
Resources April 2017

Resources from the April 2017 issue of IPM Insights.