Northeastern IPM Center Announces Recipients of 2023 Partnership Grants

IPM Grant Programs

Annual grant program supports IPM research and extension in the Northeast

The Northeastern Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Center has announced the recipients of its 2023 Partnership Grants.

Each year, through a competitive request-for-applications (RFA) process, the Center’s IPM Partnership Grants Program distributes roughly $200,000 in funding to projects that further the mission of the Center, address or identify IPM priorities for the Northeast, and benefit the region at large.

Each funded project falls under one of three categories: applied research, communications, and working groups.

This Year’s Funded Projects

Applied Research

  • Weed-Management Decision-Making for Wild Blueberry Growers in Maine (Lily Calderwood, University of Maine)
  • Optimization of Biologicals and ASD Combination Treatment for Managing Soilborne Diseases to Promote Adoption (Mahfuz Rahman, West Virginia University)
  • Evaluation of Insect Exclusion Screens on Pests and Biocontrol Agents in Commercial High Tunnels (Carlos Quesada, West Virginia University)


  • #BeReadyForTicks: A Digital Media Tick-Bite-Prevention Education Campaign With Just-in-Time Learning Tools (Thomas Mather, University of Rhode Island)

Working Groups

  • Establishing an Augmentative Biological Control Working Group for the Northeast Region (Hillary Peterson, Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry)

About the Program

The Center typically releases its annual Partnership Grants RFA sometime in the fall. Stay tuned for further details.

To learn more about the IPM Partnership Grants Program, visit

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