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NASS Releases Honey Bee Colony Report

The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has released a report about honey bee colony losses in the United States, including data for individual northeastern states. Although losses of 10–16 % were reported in 2018, the report indicates that the total number of colonies remains unchanged from the previous year, as lost colonies were offset by newly added ones. NASS has been tracking data since 2015.

USDA Announces Update to IPM Road Map

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the first update since 2013 of the National Road Map for Integrated Pest Management. The update culminates a yearlong review by the Federal Integrated Pest Management Coordinating Committee, a joint effort that is coordinated by the Office of Pest Management Policy in the Office of USDA’s Chief Economist with representatives of all federal agencies with responsibilities in IPM research, implementation, or education programs.

Deborah Grantham Appointed Director of Northeastern IPM Center
Deborah Grantham Named Director of Northeastern IPM Center

Deborah Grantham has been named director of the Northeastern IPM Center. She took the reins, effective September 16, following Mike Hoffmann's tenure as interim director.

The IPM Toolbox
"The IPM Toolbox" Webinar Series

We’ve asked the experts to join us online for an hour of dialogue about an effective IPM practice, method, or effort. Recordings of the fall 2018 webinars are now available.

Ideas for Your Nuisance Deer Conservation Program
Ideas for Your Nuisance Deer Conservation Program

Imagine that you could hire a consultant to help you deal with the ecological damage caused by having too many deer in your municipality.

Pest Management Databases Infographic
Pest Management Databases Infographic

What free, online databases are there about pest management? These are six big ones.

A Guide to Minimum Risk Pesticides
A Guide to Minimum Risk Pesticides

The New York State IPM Program has a new online resource that provides helpful information about minimum risk pesticide ingredients.

Update: Biopesticide for Bed Bugs
Update: Biopesticide for Bed Bugs

A new fungal biopesticide spray developed at Penn State with funding from a Regional IPM grant is effective against immature and adult bed bugs.

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Management Survey for Commercial Producers
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Management Survey for Commercial Producers

Participate in a nation-wide survey to gather information from farmers and growers on the economic impact of the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) on agriculture.

Challenges and Opportunities for Ecologically-Based Growers
Challenges and Opportunities for Ecologically-Based Growers

Even as expectations for higher-quality food rise, we face water and air pollution, loss of beneficial organisms, and increasing persistence of pests.

Foundations of IPM, Organic Point Way Over Barriers
Foundations of IPM, Organic Point Way Over Barriers

Adherents of organic and IPM practices share a basic principle: emphasis is placed on human health, the environment, and economics.

Ecologically-Based Growers Face Obstacles and Market Could Help
Ecologically-Based Growers Face Obstacles and Market Could Help

Money has spun the world of food, particularly food produced using IPM and organic practices.

IPM and Organic Moving Forward Together
IPM and Organic Moving Forward Together

Is it time to re-assess and re-label both IPM and organic as ecologically-based?

Bed Bug Trend Heats Up
Bed Bug Trend Heats Up

Bed bugs are now a top worry for property managers.

Job Opportunities

December 13, 2018
Job Opportunity: Western IPM Center Director

The Director will provide overall leadership of the Western IPM Center (WIPMC), with responsibility for its successful management and operations, including supervision of WIPC staff. The Director will collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders to identify regional IPM needs and objectives and formulate strategies to address important IPM issues. The Director will communicate with the WIPMC Advisory Committee and represent the WIPMC to other agencies at the state, regional, and national levels to identify opportunities for collaboration. Apply by Feb. 15, 2019.