2023 Northeast Integrated Pest Management Research Update Conference - Day 2

Recorded November 16, 2023


This two-day conference hosted by the Northeastern IPM Center (NEIPMC) will feature updates from active projects funded by the NEIPMC’s Partnership Grants Program. In addition, the online conference will have updates from IPM-related projects funded through the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Program and USDA-NIFA’s Applied Research and Development Program (ARDP) and Extension Implementation Program (EIP).

The rapid style conference will feature 5-minute pre-recorded presentations in which the speakers will discuss 1 or 2 highlights from their projects followed by a live Q and A. The purpose of the conference is to increase collaboration and awareness about current IPM-related research and extension in the Northeast in a fun way.

Anyone with an internet connection is invited to watch this exciting event hosted by the Northeastern IPM Center. Each day will consist of one 90-minute session. You may register to attend one or both days. Below is a list of projects that will be discussed during each session. The conference will take place via Zoom and will be recorded for later viewing.

Conference Agenda

Day 2: November 16, 2023

Time Speaker – “Title of Project” (Funded By) – Affiliation
10:30 a.m. Welcome
10:35 a.m. Bryony Sands – “A systems approach to developing IPM for cattle producers in the Northeast: Social, environmental, and economic analyses” (NEIPMC) – University of Vermont Extension.
10:40 a.m. Elissa Ballman – “Equine pest management profile: A new guide for managing equine pests in the Northeast” (NEIPMC) – University of Maine.
10:45 a.m. Arash Ghalehgolabbehbahani – “Application of ultraviolet light and MilStop to restrict powdery mildew infestation in organic greenhouses” (NESARE) – Rodale Institute.
10:50 a.m. Michael A. Monzon – “Surveying an insect collection from a 17th-century Northeastern agrarian settlement to determine changes in beneficial insects, pests, and climate” (NESARE) – Rutgers University.
10:55 a.m. Q and A Discussion
11:00 a.m. Veronica Yurchak – “Creating an ecofriendly pest suppression program in sweet corn” (NESARE) – University of Maryland.
11:05 a.m. Quan Zeng – “Using yeast-based biocontrol to manage fire blight infections in the Northeast” (NEIPMC) – Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station.
11:10 a.m. Q and A Discussion
11:15 a.m. Rose Ogutu – “Optimizing sustainable integrated pest management practices in high tunnel crops and needs assessment” (NESARE) – Delaware State University
11:20 a.m. Alejandro Calixto – “Integrated pest management program for New York State: 2021–2024” (EIP) – NYS Integrated Pest Management Program.
11:25 a.m. Q and A Discussion
11:30 a.m. Philip Fanning – “Classical biological control for spotted-wing drosophila in the Northeastern United States” (ARDP) – University of Maine.
11:35 a.m. Simon Zebelo – “Empowering small-scaled, limited-resource and other farmers with IPM knowledge” (EIP) – University of Maryland – Eastern Shore.
11:40 a.m. Q and A Discussion
11:45 a.m. Betsy Lamb – “Greenhouse IPM scout school: Online and hands-on training for current and next generation scouts” (NESARE) – NYS Integrated Pest Management Program.
11:50 a.m. Matt Frye – “Municipal rodent IPM working group” (NEIPMC) – NYS Integrated Pest Management Program.
11:55 a.m. Q and A Discussion
12:00 noon End of conference – Recorded presentations available online (www.NortheastIPM.org)


Watch the recording of Day 1: November 13, 2023