Integrated Pest Management Insights

October 30, 2019
Center-Funded Working Group Receives $7.3 Million USDA SCRI Grant to Advance Spotted Lanternfly Research
Center-Funded Working Group Receives $7.3 Million USDA SCRI Grant to Advance Spotted Lanternfly Research

The USDA has awarded a $7.3 million Specialty Crop Research Initiative grant to support an interdisciplinary, multi-institutional team of researchers as they conduct research and develop strategies to combat the spotted lanternfly.

October 30, 2019
Is Your State under SLF Quarantine?
Is Your State under SLF Quarantine?

In response to spotted lanternfly, affected northeastern states have issued quarantines and taken other precautions.

October 30, 2019
The IPM Centers: National Pest-Management Priorities at a Regional Level
The IPM Centers: National Pest-Management Priorities at a Regional Level

USDA-NIFA funds four regional IPM centers that collectively serve the entire United States.

October 30, 2019
USDA-NIFA Investments Promote Savings and Security for Food Supply
USDA-NIFA Investments Promote Savings and Security for Food Supply

USDA-NIFA supports agricultural biosecurity by providing funding and national program leadership to projects that secure and protect the integrity, reliability, sustainability, and profitability of the American food and agricultural system against catastrophic hazards.

October 30, 2019
Surviving Spotted Lanternfly
Surviving Spotted Lanternfly

Pennsylvania grapevines are being hit hard by the spotted lanternfly.

October 30, 2019
Reminder: Recordings of Recent Spotted Lanternfly Webinars
Reminder: Recordings of Recent Spotted Lanternfly Webinars

We’d like to remind readers about a collection of SLF webinars the Northeastern IPM Center hosted earlier this year through our IPM Toolbox series, all now recorded and viewable online.

October 30, 2019
Advisory Council Membership Updates

The Northeastern IPM Center thanks departing members and welcomes new arrivals.

October 30, 2019
Funding Available for Selected IPM Projects

The Northeastern IPM Center has announced a request for applications (RFA) for project funding for the coming year through our IPM Partnership Grants Program. Submissions will be accepted through November 15.

October 30, 2019
StopPests in Housing Program: Better Management of Pests in Housing

The Northeastern IPM Center administers the StopPests in Housing Program, which is aimed at promoting sustainable and cost-effective pest control in affordable housing but broadly applicable to anybody contending with pest concerns in the built environment.

October 30, 2019
October 2019 Download

The October 2019 issue of IPM Insights is now available as a downloadable PDF.

October 30, 2019
Spotted Lanternfly: a New and Unwelcome Invader
Spotted Lanternfly: a New and Unwelcome Invader

One of the most recent invasive arrivals to make its presence known in the Northeast is the spotted lanternfly, a colorful insect in the planthopper family that congregates in large numbers to feed on the sap of trees.

July 18, 2019
Biological Control of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
Biological Control of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) is a challenging insect to manage. Both nymphs and adults damage crops, and adults have a tough exoskeleton that is covered with a waxy, water-repellent cuticle. The samurai wasp has been identified as the most promising agent for classical biological control of BMSB.

July 18, 2019
Call for Submissions and Photos
Call for Submissions and Photos

Do you have IPM-related news or an IPM story to tell? Do you have high-quality photos of pests, pest damage, pest-management methods, or people demonstrating IPM practices?

July 18, 2019
Participate in a BMSB Impact Survey

A nationwide survey currently underway aims to gather information from farmers and growers on the economic impact of the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) on agriculture. The ultimate goal is to better provide you with the help you need in managing this pest.

July 18, 2019
Newly Described Pathogen May Help Control Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
Newly Described Pathogen May Help Control Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Nosema maddoxi is a newly described microsporidian pathogen recently found in BMSB populations in the U.S.

July 18, 2019
View Our Recent Webinars
View Our Recent Webinars

The Northeastern IPM Center regularly hosts webinars on a variety of pest- and pest-management-related topics through both the IPM Toolbox webinar series and the StopPests in Housing program.

July 18, 2019
iPiPE Supports Positive Outcomes for Agricultural Producers
iPiPE Supports Positive Outcomes for Agricultural Producers

The Integrated Pest Information Platform for Extension and Education (iPiPE) is an agricultural data-sharing program founded on the premise that our food systems are the most secure and productive when agricultural professionals have timely access to information about agriculturally important organisms.

July 18, 2019
Northeastern IPM Center Supporting, Participating in Annual Invasive Species Conference

The North American Invasive Species Management Association will hold its annual conference from September 30 to October 3 at the Hilton Saratoga in Saratoga Springs, NY, with the Northeastern IPM Center supporting the conference at the Prevention level and slated to both present and exhibit at the conference.

July 18, 2019
New York State Releases Invasive Species Management Plan
New York State Releases Invasive Species Management Plan

Earlier this year, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Department of Agriculture and Markets released the state’s finalized Invasive Species Comprehensive Management Plan (ISCMP). The final plan charts a clear path for New York’s continued success in addressing invasive species impacts.

July 18, 2019
Incorporating Insect Fear in Integrated Pest Management
Incorporating Insect Fear in Integrated Pest Management

Predatory insects and parasitoids provide natural pest control by directly feeding on pests. An overlooked aspect of these beneficial insects that has gained attention in pest management is that they do not necessarily need to eat a pest to have an impact.