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The Southern Integrated Pest Management Center (SIPMC) fosters the development and adoption of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), a science-based approach to managing pests in ways that generate economic, environmental and human health benefits. We work in partnership with stakeholders from agricultural, urban and rural settings to identify and address regional priorities for research, education and outreach.

IPM South - Featured posts from our blog

IPM research results available in two new publications
Friday, January 23, 2015
Researchers from Virginia Tech and the University of Tennessee have new publications on insect and disease control based on 2014 research trials.
Virginia potato growers get results from potato disease advisory
Monday, January 12, 2015
The Virginia Potato Disease Advisory lets growers know when diseases are afoot--and what to do about them.
SIPMC Welcomes a New Impact Evaluation Specialist
Friday, January 9, 2015
Jean-Jacques Dubois wanted to make a difference when he started his research career. As the Southern IPM Center’s new impact evaluation specialist, he will definitely get that chance.

Comprehensive News from the Southern Region

High tunnel webinar series a convenient option for growers
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Growers can learn to navigate the ins-and-outs of high tunnel production through a series of six webinars offered at the University of Kentucky in February and March.
Keep Rodents out of Your School – EPA Webinar, January 27
Thursday, January 22, 2015
A webinar, “Keeping Rodents out of Your School,” hosted by the EPA’s Center of Expertise for School Integrated Pest Management (IPM), will be held on January 27 from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time.
EPA Registers New Insecticide Alternative to Neonicotinoids, Safer for Bees
Thursday, January 22, 2015
The EPA is registering a new insecticide, flupyradifurone, that is safer for bees. It is expected to be an alternative to more toxic products including certain pyrethroid, neonicotinoid, organophosphate and avermectin insecticides.

Funding Opportunities

IPM Enhancement Grant RFA is available online
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
The IPM Enhancement Grant program is open for proposals. Deadline is Friday, January 16, at 5 PM.
Funding opportunities from USDA
Monday, November 24, 2014
This post provides a link to an updated and comprehensive guide to federal funding programs in areas related to sustainable agriculture and more.
Environmental Solutions for Communities by Wells Fargo and National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Thursday, October 9, 2014
This funding opportunity will fund projects for various sustainable and green projects.

Employment Opportunities

Join the StopPests team at Cornell
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
The Northeastern IPM Center at Cornell University is hiring an Extension Support Specialist.
Pesticide Safety Educator position open in California
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
The University of California Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program is hiring a Pesticide Safety Educator. Deadline for applications is December 17.
Two job opportunities at the Northeastern IPM Center
Friday, November 14, 2014
The Northeastern IPM Center invites applications for two (2) open positions: Grants and Partnership Coordinator and StopPests Trainer and Consultant.
Florida researchers examined bacterial spot-resistant cultivars in 2007, using an IPM Enhancement Grant.


Jim VanKirk
phone: 919-513-8179

Joe LaForest
phone: 229-386-3298

Associate Director
Henry Fadamiro
phone: 334-844-5098

Associate Director
Danesha Seth Carley
phone: 919-513-8189

Impact Evaluation Specialist
Jean-Jacques Dubois
phone: 919-515-0496

Rosemary Hallberg
phone: 919-513-8182

Alex Belskis
phone: 919-513-8183

Robin Boudwin
phone: 919-513-0494

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