June 2019

The June 2019 issue of IPM Insights.

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.

BMSB Team Bids Farewell to Longtime Colleague
BMSB Team Bids Farewell to Longtime Colleague

Emily Ogburn, a key member of the North Carolina State University team leading the charge against the brown marmorated stink bug, recently bid her colleagues a bittersweet farewell as she moved on to the next phase of her career.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Update to Pesticide Guide that Aims to Reduce Risk to Pollinators

The Pollinator Network at Cornell and the Cornell University Department of Entomology, in consultation with the Cornell Pesticide Management Education Program, recently released the 2018 edition of the Pesticide Decision-Making Guide to Protect Pollinators in Tree Fruit Orchards.

Northeastern IPM Center's Susannah Reese, StopPests in Housing Program Featured at Bed Bug Summit
Northeastern IPM Center's Susannah Reese, StopPests in Housing Program Featured at Bed Bug Summit

In November 2018, Susannah Reese of the Northeastern IPM Center’s StopPests in Housing program was a featured speaker at the Global Bed Bug Summit.

June 2019 Download

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