Integrated Pest Management Insights

December 20, 2022
Fond Farewell to Nancy Cusumano
Fond Farewell to Nancy Cusumano

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.

December 20, 2022
Welcoming Jerrie Haines
Welcoming Jerrie Haines

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.

December 20, 2022
Deter Deer from Devouring Your Landscape
Deter Deer from Devouring Your Landscape

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.

December 20, 2022
December 2022 Download

The December 2022 issue of IPM Insights is now available as a downloadable PDF.

October 17, 2022
Call for Nominations: 2022 Outstanding Achievements in Integrated Pest Management Award
Call for Nominations: 2022 Outstanding Achievements in Integrated Pest Management Award

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.

October 17, 2022
Northeastern IPM Center Launches "Diversity in IPM" Series
Northeastern IPM Center Launches "Diversity in IPM" Series

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.

October 17, 2022
USDA-NIFA Renews Northeastern IPM Center Funding
USDA-NIFA Renews Northeastern IPM Center Funding

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.

October 17, 2022
Center Announces Two Funding Opportunities
Center Announces Two Funding Opportunities

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.

October 17, 2022
Center Supports Fight Against Spotted Lanternfly
Center Supports Fight Against Spotted Lanternfly

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.

October 16, 2022
October 2022 Download

The October 2022 issue of IPM Insights is now available as a downloadable PDF.

May 26, 2022
Pest-Mating Disruptors and IPM Lead to Better-Quality Fruit
Pest-Mating Disruptors and IPM Lead to Better-Quality Fruit

Over 90 percent of apple and pear orchards are currently treated with mating disruptors. Learn what mating disruptors are and how they work.

May 26, 2022
Northeastern IPM Center Announces 2022 Grant Recipients
Northeastern IPM Center Announces 2022 Grant Recipients

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.

May 26, 2022
Spring Webinar Series
Spring Webinar Series

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.

May 26, 2022
Program Conducts Measurable Outreach against Spotted Lanternfly
Program Conducts Measurable Outreach against Spotted Lanternfly

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.

May 26, 2022
Learn about Tarping on Northeast Farms with New Guide
Learn about Tarping on Northeast Farms with New Guide

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.

May 26, 2022
May 2022 Download

The May 2022 issue of IPM Insights is now available as a downloadable PDF.

December 20, 2021
Center Advisory Council Member James Dill Receives Public Engagement Award
Center Advisory Council Member James Dill Receives Public Engagement Award

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.

December 20, 2021
Cornell Pesticide Program Adopts New Name
Cornell Pesticide Program Adopts New Name

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.

December 20, 2021
NIFA Call For Panelists
NIFA Call For Panelists

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.

December 20, 2021
Register For the 10th International IPM Symposium
Register For the 10th International IPM Symposium

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.