Integrated Pest Management Insights

October 30, 2015
Saving One Potato, Two Potatoes – and More from Late Blight
Saving One Potato, Two Potatoes – and More from Late Blight

Late blight is the number one disease risk on 1.2 million acres of U.S. potatoes, and it’s a serious concern for growers of 400,000 acres of tomatoes.

October 30, 2015
To Optimize Cover Crops, Get Down in the Weeds
To Optimize Cover Crops, Get Down in the Weeds

In a race against time, hairy vetch is rolled and crimped to form a weed-suppressing mat into which cash crops will be planted, decreasing herbicide use.

October 30, 2015
Tool to Assess Bee Health Goes Viral
Tool to Assess Bee Health Goes Viral

Seven years ago bee populations were tumbling into decline, threatening a $130 million industry of northeastern cranberries and blueberries.

October 1, 2015
October 2015 Download

The October 2015 issue of IPM Insights on Advanced Production Systems is now available as a downloadable e-book.

September 30, 2015
A New Age for an Age-Old Problem
A New Age for an Age-Old Problem

Imagine: A fleet of robots maneuvers through a field in which a multitude of different plants—among them carrots, corn, and cauliflower—are growing side by side.

September 30, 2015
Diagnosis from the Air Could Help Farms on the Ground
Diagnosis from the Air Could Help Farms on the Ground

Machinery can be used to survey large expanses of farmland or environmentally sensitive areas, raising interesting possibilities for the problem of excessive nitrogen inputs in a watershed.

September 30, 2015
Resources October 2015

Resources from the October 2015 issue of IPM Insights.

September 30, 2015
Moving Integrated Weed Management into the Future
Moving Integrated Weed Management into the Future

Automated systems could identify each and every plant in a farmer’s field and then go on to manage the undesirable ones.

September 30, 2015
On a Wing and a Prayer: Insects from the Sky to the Rescue
On a Wing and a Prayer: Insects from the Sky to the Rescue

Yong-Lak Park, a professor of entomology at West Virginia University, has unusual dreams of flying: He wants drones to deploy natural enemies, not pesticides.

August 3, 2015
Bed Bug Trend Heats Up
Bed Bug Trend Heats Up

Bed bugs are now a top worry for property managers.

August 3, 2015
New Research Entangles Bed Bugs
New Research Entangles Bed Bugs

Scientists are learning new secrets of bed bug biology that could help us lure and trap them.

August 3, 2015
Experts Gather Science of Pest Exclusion

Excluding pests from structures is vital to IPM and even though obvious to many, this basic component is often overlooked.

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
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.

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
Resources July 2015

Resources from the July 2015 issue of IPM Insights on pest inspection, exclusion, hoarding, and keeping pests out of buildings by design.

August 3, 2015
Neonics Correction

The article “IPM and Pollinators” in the April 2015 issue of IPM Insights incorrectly stated that neonicotinoid pesticides are not soluble in water.

August 3, 2015
July 2015 Download

The July 2015 issue of IPM Insights on Urban IPM is now available as a downloadable e-book.

April 15, 2015
Pollinator Losses in the Northeastern United States

One in every three bites of food is attributable to insect pollination. With insect pollinators so vital to food production, national and global reports of their decline are concerning.

April 15, 2015
Pollinators in Resources Database

The Northeastern IPM Center’s Resources Database lets you search the category “pollinator.”