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Center Announces Funding for IPM Projects, Strategic Plans, Production/Management Profiles
Center Announces Funding for IPM Projects, Strategic Plans, Production/Management Profiles

The Northeastern IPM Center has announced two funding opportunities through its grants programs. Applications are due by November 11.

What You Can Do to Befriend Monarch Butterflies and Other Pollinators
What You Can Do to Befriend Monarch Butterflies and Other Pollinators

The monarch butterfly—an important pollinator—has suffered population decline. Fortunately, there are simple things companies and organizations, governments, and even private citizens can do to help the butterflies during their long seasonal migrations.

Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry Facilitates IPM Statewide
Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry Facilitates IPM Statewide

The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry’s IPM program provides leadership and expertise to support and promote IPM policies and practices—both on the farm and across Maine’s communities.

Passing of Larry Gut, BMSB Project Co-director
Passing of Larry Gut, BMSB Project Co-director

The Northeastern IPM Center joins the rest of the brown marmorated stink bug SCRI project team in acknowledging the passing of Larry Gut on September 6, 2021.

Penn State Extension Releases Spotted Lanternfly Management Guide
Penn State Extension Releases Spotted Lanternfly Management Guide

Penn State Extension recently published a comprehensive spotted lanternfly management guide, which covers a broad array of topics related to the invasive pest.

Land Acknowledgment for Cornell University Campus
Land Acknowledgment for Cornell University Campus

The Northeastern IPM Center joins its host institution, Cornell University, in acknowledging the campus’s use of traditional Indigenous homelands and the painful history of Indigenous dispossession.

The Northeastern IPM Center Announces Request for Applications for IPM Partnership Grants
The Northeastern IPM Center Announces Request for Applications for IPM Partnership Grants

The Northeastern IPM Center announces the availability of funding through its IPM Partnership Grants Program, supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Up to $150,000 in total will be available for 2022, with a maximum of $30,000 per award, to fund projects that foster the development and adoption of integrated pest management methods.

The Northeastern IPM Center Announces Request for Applications for Pest Management Strategic Plans and Production/Management Profiles
The Northeastern IPM Center Announces Request for Applications for Pest Management Strategic Plans and Production/Management Profiles

The Northeastern Integrated Pest Management Center has announced the availability of funding through its PMSP and Production/Management Profiles Grant Program, supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

NIPMCC Releases Whitepapers Backing IPM Support, Investment
NIPMCC Releases Whitepapers Backing IPM Support, Investment

New issue papers discuss role of IPM in combating resistance and invasive species, safeguarding food supply, and minimizing economic losses.

Tracy Leskey Named Scientist of the Year for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Research
Tracy Leskey Named Scientist of the Year for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Research

The USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) has named Tracy Leskey among its Scientist of the Year honorees.

Spotted Lanternfly Updates
Spotted Lanternfly Updates

Although efforts to develop management techniques to control the invasive spotted lanternfly (SLF) are well underway, as expected, the pest’s presence and influence have continued to spread.

Guidance on Disinfectant and Pesticide Use for NY during COVID-19

Increased use of disinfectants and sanitizers during the COVID-19 pandemic has seen an accompanying increase in adverse health effects from their misuse, along with a proliferation of fraudulent products. The Pesticide Safety Education Program at Cornell Cooperative Extension has published guidelines to help consumers and pesticide applicators make informed decisions during this uncertain time.

New York State IPM Program Welcomes New Director
New York State IPM Program Welcomes New Director

Alejandro Calixto, formerly head of the Florida Research Center for Corteva Agriscience, has been appointed the new director of the New York State IPM Program. Calixto officially takes the reins May 16, following the retirement of Jennifer Grant.

Call for Nominations: International IPM Achievement Awards

The International IPM Achievement Awards recognize those who have made outstanding achievements in IPM adoption, implementation, and sustainability. Awards will be presented at the 10th International IPM Symposium, to be held March 15-18, 2021, in Denver, CO. Winners will be selected in five categories and will have the opportunity to submit an article at no cost to the Journal of Integrated Pest Management.

Nomination deadline: June 12, 2020.

2020 Partnership Grants Support IPM in the Northeast
2020 Partnership Grants Support IPM in the Northeast

The Northeastern IPM  Center has announced the recipients of its IPM Partnership Grants for 2020. This year’s funded projects run the gamut from novel methods for detecting and managing specific pests to ways of better informing the public on the use of IPM methods, helping them to make informed decisions when dealing with pests. 

NYS IPM Program Director Jennifer Grant Wins Inaugural Northeastern IPM Center Award
NYS IPM Program Director Jennifer Grant Wins Inaugural Northeastern IPM Center Award

Jennifer Grant, director of the New York State Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program, has been named recipient of the Northeastern IPM Center’s Outstanding Achievements in IPM Award for 2019.

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