We promote and fund integrated pest management for environmental, human health, and economic benefits.
IPM sets a bleak scene for Lyme disease carriers: The threat of Lyme disease has added a note of caution to outdoor activities in recent years. The Northeastern IPM Center funds research on ways to control ticks to protect human health while reducing the use of pesticides.
A new IPM Working Group is taking aim at the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), a pest that was introduced from Asia in the 1990s and has since spread to all of the mid-Atlantic states.
In 2010, 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.
Greenhouses extend the growing season and increase profits for northeastern growers, but they also create ideal conditions for pest outbreaks. Guardian plants may help trap pests and shelter beneficial insects.