Center Virtual Conference Presents Overview of Current IPM Projects

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On March 31, 2021, the Northeastern IPM Center hosted the latest installment of the Northeast IPM Research Update Conference.

The purpose of the conference was to increase collaboration and awareness of current IPM-related research and extension in the Northeast, using an accessible, engaging format. The conference delivered brief overviews of project highlights through five-minute prerecorded presentations followed by live Q&A with the presenters.

Featured projects included those funded by the Center’s Partnership Grants Program, the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NE SARE) Program, and USDA-NIFA’s Applied Research and Development Program (ARDP) and Extension Implementation Program (EIP).


Sam Anderson, Urban Agriculture Specialist, Cornell Cooperative Extension

Terence Bradshaw, Research Assistant Professor, University of Vermont

Amara Dunn, Biocontrol Specialist, New York State IPM Program

John Inguagiato, Associate Professor, University of Connecticut

Daphne Munroe, Associate Professor, Rutgers University

David Owens, Extension Specialist, University of Delaware

Mahfuz Rahman, Associate Professor & Extension Specialist, West Virginia University

Joseph Roberts, Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist, Clemson University (discussing work performed during previous assistant professorship at University of Maryland)

Kim Skyrm, State Apiarist, Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources

Lisa Tewksbury, Research Associate, University of Rhode Island

Changlu Wang, Extension Specialist, Rutgers University

Veronica Yurchak, Graduate Student, University of Maryland

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To view the conference agenda or watch the recording, visit

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