IPM Success Stories: Agriculture

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.

January 29, 2015
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.

December 29, 2014
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.

October 31, 2014
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.

May 15, 2013
Small Steps to Help Honey Bees

Scientists are trying to stop the small hive beetle (SHB, Aethina tumida) that carries pathogens into honey bee colonies.

May 14, 2013
Designing Stink Bugs Out of Landscapes

Researchers want to know whether the brown marmorated stink bug can be designed out of landscapes.

May 2, 2013
Setting the Gold Standard for Tomatoes

In 2009, late blight decimated tomato crops in the Northeast. Scientists stepped up the creation of blight-resistant tomato varieties with new urgency.

April 29, 2013
Collaborators in Region Join Chorus against Spotted Wing Drosophila

Researchers and educators are confronting an invasive species that has changed the tune for Northeastern fruit growers: the spotted wing drosophila (SWD).