IPM Partnership Projects for 2010

This year, the Northeastern IPM Center has awarded more than $400,000 to support research and outreach projects in northeastern states through the IPM Partnership Grants Program. With funds from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, this competitive program fosters the development and adoption of integrated pest management. An independent review panel recommends funding based on factors such as importance to regional stakeholders, a clear plan of work, and potential benefit to the region. The following 27 projects were funded in 2010 (project directors shown in parentheses).

IPM Working Groups

  • Brown Marmorated Stink Bug IPM Working Group (T. Leskey, USDA-ARS)
  • Extending Advanced IPM Marketing to New Crops (M. Rozyne, Red Tomato)
  • Invasive Species IPM Working Group for New England and New York (E. Groden, Univ. of Maine)
  • IPM Evaluation Working Group (W. Coli, Univ. of Massachusetts)
  • New England IPM Collaboration Working Group (J. Dill, Univ. of Maine)
  • New York and New England Small Fruit IPM Working Group (A. Hazelrigg, Univ. of Vermont)
  • School IPM Working Group (L. Braband, Cornell Univ.)
  • Small Farms IPM Working Group (S. Tubene, Univ. of Maryland Eastern Shore)
  • Tree Fruit IPM Working Group (A. Agnello, Cornell Univ.)

IPM Issues

  • Cultural Practices to Manage Bacterial Diseases in the Small-Scale Intensive Production of Fresh Market Onions (C. Hoepting, Cornell Univ.)
  • Educating School Children and the Public about Container Mosquitoes and Their Prevention (K. Bartlett, Rutgers Univ.)
  • Increasing IPM Adoption in Potatoes (D. Flannery, Maine Potato Board)
  • Minimizing the Impact of Pesticide Applications on Pollinators (G. Pryor, Penn State)
  • Reducing Fogger Use and Increasing IPM in Rental Housing in Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD, and the Region (J. Malone, National Center for Healthy Housing)

Regional IPM Publications

  • Educating the Public with Plant, Turf, and Pest Posters (M. Malinoski, Univ. of Maryland)
  • Pest Resources Online (PRONewEngland) Website (J. Dill, Univ. of Maine)
  • Multimedia Materials to Educate the Public on Bed Bug IPM (C. Wang, Rutgers Univ.)
  • New England Small Fruit IPM Field Manual (S. Schloemann, Univ. of Massachusetts)
  • Organic Landscaping: Homeowners’ Outreach (A. Kremser, NOFA-Connecticut)

IPM Planning and Assessment Documents

  • New England Wine Grape IPM Tactic Survey (P. Vittum, Univ. of Massachusetts)
  • Soybean Adoption Survey for Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia (W. Coli, Univ. of Mass.)

IPM Minigrants

  • Community Education for IPM in Upper Manhattan (E. Hess, Northern Manhattan Improvement Corp.)
  • Developing a Novel Low Risk Fumigation Technique for Bed Bug Control (C. Wang, Rutgers Univ.)
  • Enhancing Delivery of IPM Education to Fruit Growers (M. Fargione, Cornell Univ.)
  • Evaluation of Specialty Potato Varieties for Late Blight Resistance and Adaptation to Rhode Island (R. Brown, Univ. of Rhode Island)
  • Providing Northeast Growers Added Weaponry to Integrate into Their Arsenal Against Eggplant Pests (C. Hooks, Univ. of Maryland)
  • Vermont School IPM Project (C. Westinghouse, Informed Green Solutions, Inc.)

The Northeastern IPM Center encourages integrated pest management for reducing risks to human health and the environment.