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Expanding the Integrated Weed Management Toolbox
Expanding the Integrated Weed Management Toolbox: Evaluating IWM Approaches for Maryland and Mid-Atlantic Vegetable Production Systems

Join us on September 12 to hear about current research evaluating integrated weed management (IWM) plans for vegetable production.

Bed Bug Prevention and Control for Health Workers
Bed Bug Prevention and Control for Health Workers

In this short video, top bed bug researchers explain what bed bugs look like, bed bug behavior, and how bed bugs spread.

Call for Nominations: 2022 Outstanding Achievements in Integrated Pest Management Award
Call for Nominations: 2022 Outstanding Achievements in Integrated Pest Management Award

The Northeastern IPM Center is accepting nominations for the 2022 Outstanding Achievements in IPM Award. Submit nominations by September 16.

Pest-Mating Disruptors and IPM Lead to Better-Quality Fruit
Pest-Mating Disruptors and IPM Lead to Better-Quality Fruit

Over 90 percent of apple and pear orchards are currently treated with mating disruptors. Learn what mating disruptors are and how they work.

Northeastern IPM Center Announces 2022 Grant Recipients
Northeastern IPM Center Announces 2022 Grant Recipients

Funding to be distributed through two grant programs: “IPM Partnership Grants” and “Pest Management Strategic Plans and Production/Management Profiles.” In addition to reading about this year’s recipients, learn more about our grant programs and how they drive IPM research and innovation throughout the Northeast.

Spring Webinar Series
Spring Webinar Series

Got an integrated pest management (IPM) question? Need to know the latest IPM information? The Northeastern IPM Center has the answers with our ongoing webinar series, the IPM Toolbox. View recordings of this spring’s webinars, which discussed tarping and a newly released guide, safe/effective use of pesticides as part of an IPM program, slugs as pests of soybeans and corn, and how canopy-level microclimates affect strawberry disease risk.

Program Conducts Measurable Outreach against Spotted Lanternfly
Program Conducts Measurable Outreach against Spotted Lanternfly

The St. Lawrence Eastern Lake Ontario Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (SLELO PRISM) has developed a targeted and measurable strategy for spotted lanternfly outreach in New York State.

Learn about Tarping on Northeast Farms with New Guide
Learn about Tarping on Northeast Farms with New Guide

Are you curious about how tarps work? The Cornell Small Farms Program’s Reduced Tillage project is happy to share a new publication supported by a Northeastern IPM Center Partnership Grant.

EPA Awards Cooperative Agreement to ECA and Penn State for Urban IPM Technician Training Program
EPA Awards Cooperative Agreement to ECA and Penn State for Urban IPM Technician Training Program

The Energy Coordinating Agency (ECA) in partnership with Penn State’s PA IPM program has received a cooperative agreement of $200,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to conduct the Urban Integrated Pest Management Technician Training program.

A Closer Look: Microclimates and Disease Risk at the Canopy-Level
A Closer Look: Microclimates and Disease Risk at the Canopy-Level

This online publication contains information about monitoring environmental conditions within plant canopies, particularly for strawberry growers that are using row covers.

IPM Adoption Perspectives from the Regions: Barriers and Recommendations
IPM Adoption Perspectives from the Regions: Barriers and Recommendations

Increased IPM adoption hinges not only on the future of innovative research, but also on the willingness of growers to adopt new IPM technologies. Presented at the 10th International IPM Symposium, held February 28 – March 3, 2022.

Tarping in the Northeast: A Guide for Small Farms
Tarping in the Northeast: A Guide for Small Farms

This online publication covers reusable tarps, including black plastic (silage tarps), clear plastic, and landscape fabric, as multi-functional, accessible tools that are increasingly popular on small farms.

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. 

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