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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

Want to practice IPM in your vegetable garden? Brochures and video available for southeast gardeners
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
University of Georgia Extension specialists have brochures and videos to help home vegetable gardeners with problems in the garden.
Results from new bee studies show mixed results
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Newly published studies in the journal Nature add more fuel to the already heated debate over the effects of neonicotinoids on bee health.
IPM grants help peach and strawberry growers thwart resistant crop diseases
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
A series of IPM grants from both USDA NIFA and the Southern IPM Center has reaped enormous benefits for peach and strawberry growers in the region.

Comprehensive News from the Southern Region

New virus in South Florida tomatoes
Monday, May 4, 2015
Tests have revealed that necrosis on some tomatoes in South Florida points to a newly discovered virus, which will be named tomato necrotic streak virus.
Wheat scab starting in Mid-south
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Farmers in Louisiana and some parts of Arkansas have begun observing fields where the grain is not so green and, in fact, is beginning to show the telltale signs of bleaching that generally accompany infections by Fusarium head blight or scab.
Keeping Your School Free of Stinging Insects – EPA Webinar, May 19
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
EPA’s Center of Expertise for School Integrated Pest Management (IPM) will host a webinar, “Keeping Your School Free of Stinging Insects,” on May 19 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

Funding Opportunities

USDA Announces $235 Million Available for Innovative New Conservation Partnerships
Monday, May 4, 2015
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today an investment of up to $235 million to improve the nation's water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat and protect agricultural viability. The funding is being made available through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), the newest conservation tool of the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
EPA Solicits Proposals for the National Farmworker Training Cooperative Agreement
Friday, April 24, 2015
EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs is soliciting applications for a cooperative agreement that supports national farmworker training aimed at reducing exposure to pesticides for agricultural workers, their families and the agricultural community.
EPA Solicits Applications for Technical Support for the Tribal Pesticide Program Council
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs is soliciting applications to provide technical support for the Tribal Pesticide Program Council (TPPC) as it works to strengthen tribal pesticide programs.

Employment Opportunities

Program Coordinator I with Texas A&M Forest Service
Friday, February 6, 2015
The Texas A&M Forest Service (TFS, formerly Texas Forest Service) is seeking a professional forest entomologist or equivalent to serve as Program Coordinator I with the Forest Pest Management Cooperative (FPMC), headquartered in Lufkin, Texas.
Supervisory Research Forester for Forest Service in Tennessee
Friday, February 6, 2015
The Forest Inventory and Analysis Unit of the USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station anticipates hiring a Supervisory Research Forester or Supervisory Research Mathematical Statistician in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Two lepidopterist positions open at USDA ARS in Washington, DC
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
USDA Agricultural Research Service is seeking candidates for two Lepidopterist (Research Entomologists) positions in the Systematic Entomology Laboratory.
Funding from SRIPMC helps Georgia researchers research tomato yellow leaf curl virus.


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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