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.
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.
Seven years ago bee populations were tumbling into decline, threatening a $130 million industry of northeastern cranberries and blueberries.
The October 2015 issue of IPM Insights on Advanced Production Systems is now available as a downloadable e-book.
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.
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.
Resources from the October 2015 issue of IPM Insights.
Automated systems could identify each and every plant in a farmer’s field and then go on to manage the undesirable ones.
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.
Bed bugs are now a top worry for property managers.
Scientists are learning new secrets of bed bug biology that could help us lure and trap them.
Excluding pests from structures is vital to IPM and even though obvious to many, this basic component is often overlooked.
Individuals affected by hoarding disorder excessively save items. Hoarding also creates conditions favorable to pests.
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.
A new partnership could bring healthier outcomes at urban sites with high levels of asthma.
Resources from the July 2015 issue of IPM Insights on pest inspection, exclusion, hoarding, and keeping pests out of buildings by design.
The article “IPM and Pollinators” in the April 2015 issue of IPM Insights incorrectly stated that neonicotinoid pesticides are not soluble in water.
The July 2015 issue of IPM Insights on Urban IPM is now available as a downloadable e-book.
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.
The Northeastern IPM Center’s Resources Database lets you search the category “pollinator.”