Integrated Pest Management Insights

May 15, 2013
Small Steps to Help Honey Bees

Scientists are trying to stop the small hive beetle (SHB, Aethina tumida) that carries pathogens into honey bee colonies.

May 14, 2013
Designing Stink Bugs Out of Landscapes

Researchers want to know whether the brown marmorated stink bug can be designed out of landscapes.

May 8, 2013
Spring 2013 Download

The Spring 2013 issue of IPM Insights is now available as a downloadable e-book.

May 2, 2013
Setting the Gold Standard for Tomatoes

In 2009, late blight decimated tomato crops in the Northeast. Scientists stepped up the creation of blight-resistant tomato varieties with new urgency.

April 29, 2013
Collaborators in Region Join Chorus against Spotted Wing Drosophila

Researchers and educators are confronting an invasive species that has changed the tune for Northeastern fruit growers: the spotted wing drosophila (SWD).

April 29, 2013
How to Catch a Spotted Wing Drosophila

Traps can be made inexpensively from plastic cups, or from pint- or quart-sized deli or yogurt containers with lids.

April 24, 2013
Researchers Make Movies to Get a Jump on Bed Bugs

Scientists are sharing their knowledge in the battle against bed bugs by fashioning themselves after Hollywood stars and launching three web videos.

March 19, 2013
Informe: La PoblaciĆ³n de Monarcas Disminuye

La población de las monarcas ha declinado a los niveles más bajos de las últimas décadas, según una investigación realizado por la Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas (CONANP) de México.

March 19, 2013
Report Says Monarch Population Plunges

According to a study by Mexico’s National Commission of Natural Protected Areas, the monarch population has declined to the lowest levels in decades.

March 5, 2013
Stink Bug Detectives

You may have heard of bomb-sniffing dogs, drug-sniffing dogs, and even bed-bug-sniffing dogs. But, have you ever heard of stink-bug-sniffing dogs?

February 19, 2013
Academy Award for the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug?

Well, maybe not this year, but we may be in the running with the hiring of Jim Monahan, a videographer who plans to shoot half a dozen clips on how to recognize, trap, and manage brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB).

January 15, 2013
New Northeast RIPM Grant Projects for 2012

Researchers set human health, environmental goals in contest against invasive insects, plants

October 16, 2012
Serving Up a Bitter End for Eggplant Pests

When researchers plant eggplant into crimson clover, they dish up trouble over and over for two unwanted beetles.

October 16, 2012
Scientists Draw Maps to Stop Stink Bug Pirates

An integrated pest management program running since the 1980s has led to fresh insights about a new invader. Scientists are deploying maps to aid the fight.

August 31, 2012
New IPM Guide for Affordable Housing

This illustrated, 81-page guide will help housing managers, owners, and agents use integrated pest management (IPM) to deal with a variety of urban pests in their facilities.

July 26, 2012
Researchers Discover the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug's Winter Hideout

New insights into the invasive pest’s behavior could help growers protect farms located near woodlands.

April 26, 2012
Native Parasitoids Hold Promise in Stink Bug Defense

Researchers teach workshop participants to recognize natural enemies of brown marmorated stink bug, part of the strategy to control the invasive insect.

April 23, 2012
IPM Resource: Wild Pollinators of Eastern Apple Orchards and How to Conserve Them

This full-color guide helps readers identify wild pollinators, provide them with food and habitat, and avoid pesticides that are toxic to them.

December 15, 2011
"Oscars of Food" Honors Visionary IPM Advocate at World's Largest Food Distributor

When Sysco began developing environmental guidelines 6 years ago, they turned to IPM specialists for advice. Now thousands of Sysco growers are using IPM, and Sysco reports a cumulative reduction of 3 million pounds of pesticide.

December 2, 2011
A Stinker of a Pest: IPM Researchers, Educators Team Up against Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

The USDA has awarded $5.7 million for research and education to help growers cope with this invasive pest.