The Northeastern IPM Center extends a heartfelt thank-you-and-farewell to Nancy Cusumano, who retired earlier this year after serving as the Center’s program/extension aide for nine years.
The Northeastern IPM Center welcomes and introduces Jerrie Haines, who recently joined as program/extension aide, filling the position vacated by Nancy Cusumano after her retirement.
Deer can be a significant pest for homeowners and other landowners. But there are various integrated pest management techniques that, used judiciously, can effectively deter deer and reduce the damage they cause.
The December 2022 issue of IPM Insights is now available as a downloadable PDF.
The Northeastern IPM Center is seeking nominations for the 2022 Outstanding Achievements in IPM Award. The award will honor one professional and one student, each of whom will receive $500. Submit nominations by December 2.
The Northeastern IPM Center has launched a new initiative to highlight and foster diversity in IPM. Initial efforts include a fall 2022 webinar series featuring presenters from historically marginalized groups. We have invited these presenters to discuss topics related to their research or to share their perspectives on overcoming barriers and succeeding in their chosen profession.
The Northeastern IPM Center is pleased to announce that our main operating grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture has been renewed. This award is the result of an open and competitive grant process that occurs every four years.
The Northeastern IPM Center has announced funding opportunities through the IPM Partnership Grants Program and the Pest Management Strategic Plans (PMSPs) and Production/Management Profiles (PMPs) Grants Program. Applications for both are due by November 15, 2022.
The Northeastern IPM Center led the country in supporting a collaborative effort to address the spotted lanternfly threat, hosting a series of webinars and funding a working group that laid the groundwork for a substantial Specialty Crop Research Initiative project. As part of that project, the Center hosts the StopSLF.org website, a central repository of news and resources, including a distribution map frequently updated by the New York State IPM Program.
The October 2022 issue of IPM Insights is now available as a downloadable PDF.
Over 90 percent of apple and pear orchards are currently treated with mating disruptors. Learn what mating disruptors are and how they work.
Funding to be distributed through two grant programs: “IPM Partnership Grants” and “Pest Management Strategic Plans and Production/Management Profiles.” In addition to reading about this year’s recipients, learn more about our grant programs and how they drive IPM research and innovation throughout the Northeast.
Got an integrated pest management (IPM) question? Need to know the latest IPM information? The Northeastern IPM Center has the answers with our ongoing webinar series, the IPM Toolbox. View recordings of this spring’s webinars, which discussed tarping and a newly released guide, safe/effective use of pesticides as part of an IPM program, slugs as pests of soybeans and corn, and how canopy-level microclimates affect strawberry disease risk.
The St. Lawrence Eastern Lake Ontario Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (SLELO PRISM) has developed a targeted and measurable strategy for spotted lanternfly outreach in New York State.
Are you curious about how tarps work? The Cornell Small Farms Program’s Reduced Tillage project is happy to share a new publication supported by a Northeastern IPM Center Partnership Grant.
The May 2022 issue of IPM Insights is now available as a downloadable PDF.
Dill was named the Presidential Award recipient by the University of Maine, where he is a faculty member. Dill has led a distinguished career in extension and public service, serving as an extension specialist, professor, state IPM coordinator, and state legislator.
The New York State outreach arm of Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Pesticide Management Education Program (PMEP) has rebranded as the Cornell Cooperative Extension Pesticide Safety Education Program (CCE-PSEP), bringing it more in line with other states’ counterparts.
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is looking for new panelists, on a rolling basis, to join its Peer Review System. Panelists are subject-matter-expert volunteers who review grant proposals, helping NIFA determine how to allocate funds.
Registration is open for the 10th International IPM Symposium, to be held February 28 through March 3, 2022, in Denver, CO. The symposium is a global event open to academics, industry professionals, policymakers, and students, among others.