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.
- The Pollinator Puzzle - IPM Experts Seek Keys to Honey Bee Health
In 2006, managed honey bee colonies began to die off in large numbers without explanation.
- IPM and Pollinators - Coordinated Action
Government sponsors are coordinating the actions of researchers, educators, beekeepers, and growers in the field in ways that could help reverse pollinator decline.
- Thousands Line Up for Bed Bug Webinar
Over 3,000 people registered for a recent webinar on bed bug prevention and management hosted by the StopPests in Housing Program of the Northeastern IPM Center.
- A Sustainable Way to Protect Vegetables - Cover Crops
Growers who use cover crops not only can improve soil health, but also protect vegetables from soilborne pathogens.
- Growers, Scientists Tackle Spotted Wing Drosophila
Growers in the Northeast could lose tens of thousands of dollars per farm each year as they try to manage SWD.
- Celebrate National Vinegar Day by Using Vinegar...to Trap This Invasive Fly
If you have any raspberry-infused vinegar on your shelf, you might already know about the invasive spotted wing drosophila and how raspberry growers are worried about it.
- Our Story on Spotted Wing Drosophila an Example of Successful IPM
A story Chris Gonzales wrote about our team’s work on spotted wing drosophila now appears in eLS, published through Wiley and Sons.
- Thousands of People Line Up for Bed Bug Webinar
Over 3,000 people registered for a recent webinar on bed bugs hosted by the StopPests in Housing Program of the Northeastern IPM Center.
- Schools Find Online School IPM Best Management Practices Worth the Investment in Time and Training
Ninety-three percent of participants in trainings and focus groups felt that the investment of time and training for IPM best management practices would be worth the effort for schools.
- Newly Developed Biopesticide Effectively Kills Bed Bugs
A team led by Nina Jenkins, Penn State, has found that the fungal biopesticide I93-825 spray is effective against bed bugs.