IPM Success Stories

IPM is good for people, the environment, and the pocketbook

Since 2000, we’ve fostered the development and adoption of integrated pest management, supporting projects that focus on important pest problems and provide economic, environmental, and human health benefits to our region. Read on to learn about the impacts of projects we’ve funded and about the work of our partners nationwide.

July 18, 2017
Preventing Ticks and Lyme Disease: Scientists Test New Strategy
Preventing Ticks and Lyme Disease: Scientists Test New Strategy

According to DreamBible.com, “to dream of ticks represents an annoyance in your life that forces you to be extra careful.”

April 18, 2017
When the Whole Farm Is the Region
When the Whole Farm Is the Region

The idea of “whole farm” pest management came to life recently for growers in the Northeast.

January 30, 2017
The Identity Problem of the Southern Pine Beetle
The Identity Problem of the Southern Pine Beetle

The southern pine beetle has been wandering northward into the pine forests of New Jersey and neighboring states, causing major destruction to native pine forests.

December 20, 2016
What if Obi-Wan Kenobi Was a Farmer?
What if Obi-Wan Kenobi Was a Farmer?

Young organic farmers might not be able to call on Obi-Wan Kenobi when they have a problem, but they have the next best thing: a team of farming experts.

November 1, 2016
All About Pests in High Tunnels for the Beginning Farmer
All About Pests in High Tunnels for the Beginning Farmer

How do I efficiently manage pests in the high tunnel?

November 1, 2016
Expression "New Entry Farmers" Includes Students, Too
Expression "New Entry Farmers" Includes Students, Too

Through this program, students learn organic vegetable production and agricultural entrepreneurship.

November 1, 2016
It's the Small Things that Add Up
It's the Small Things that Add Up

“Wow, I didn’t know such a small thing could do so much damage!”

November 1, 2016
Pest Management in Alternative Crops: A New Learning Experience
Pest Management in Alternative Crops: A New Learning Experience

As immigrant farmers embark on the adventure of food production, they face many challenges including pest management issues.

November 1, 2016
New Entry and Beginning Farmers
New Entry and Beginning Farmers

There’s a new back-to-basics movement, one that would be understood by today’s connected, savvy, environmentally-conscious, new and beginning farmer.

July 6, 2016
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.