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Northeast Mechanical Weed Control Expo
Northeast Mechanical Weed Control Expo

Register for the Northeast Mechanical Weed Control Expo, to be held September 12 at the University of Maine Rogers Research Farm in Old Town, Maine. Farmers of all levels of experience and production are welcome to participate. Discounted early registration is available.

USDA-NIFA Invests in Agricultural Biosecurity
USDA-NIFA Invests in Agricultural Biosecurity

From brown marmorated stink bug to avian flu, pests and pathogens can wreak havoc on livestock and crops and cause significant economic losses. USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture supports agricultural biosecurity by providing funding and national program leadership to projects that secure and protect the integrity, reliability, sustainability, and profitability of the American food and agricultural system against catastrophic hazards, whether natural, emerging, accidental, or deliberate.

Tick IPM Academy
Tick IPM Academy

Register for the Tick IPM Academy, to be held November 6–7 at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin. Participants will learn valuable skills from world-class experts to improve performance and outcomes from tick-management efforts. Discounted registration is available through September 20.

Northeastern IPM Center's 2020 RFA Webinar

Join us for an informational webinar to answer your questions about the Northeastern IPM Center’s 2020 Partnership Grants RFA on October 9, 2019.

At-Home Integrated Pest Management Survey
At-Home Integrated Pest Management Survey

Individuals 18 years old and older with recent experience of insect pests in the home are invited to participate in an online survey relating to integrated pest management.

Tree Fruit IPM Working Group Updates Priorities

The Tree Fruit IPM Working Group has released updated priorities for 2019 and report documents from the 2018 New England, New York and Canadian Fruit Pest Management Workshop. Explore the new content, as well as archived reports from previous years on the Tree Fruit IPM Working Group web page.

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.

Job Opportunities

September 17, 2019
Opportunity: PhD Graduate Research Assistantship at Utah State University

Utah State University is inviting applications for a PhD graduate research assistantship in the Department of Plants, Soils and Climate. The successful applicant will be part of a team that includes the labs of Drs. Steve Young and Robert Schaeffer, who are conducting research on the interaction of a naturalized rust fungus (Puccinia punctiformis) with Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense L.), a highly invasive plant throughout the Intermountain West. The position will provide opportunities to develop new and innovative approaches to studying host-plant systems that will contribute to improved management.

August 6, 2019
Job Opportunity: Director of the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program, Cornell Cooperative Extension

Do you have a vision for IPM? If yes, seize a rare opportunity to lead a great IPM program. Apply to be director of the NYS IPM Program at Cornell University, headquartered in Geneva, NY.

July 29, 2019
Master's of Science Position Opening: Department of Biology, Utah State University

Utah State University is seeking a MS student to expand upon research in the Alston and Spears Labs on biological control of brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Stål), with emphasis on egg parasitoids. Start date is flexible; January to May 2020 preferable.