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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

Invasive species reduce native species populations, but sometimes not by themselves
Friday, September 5, 2014
There's lots of evidence that invasive species reduce native species, mostly by outcompeting them. However, new evidence suggests that sometimes invasive species may reduce natives indirectly, by attracting a predator to the area.
Three stinging caterpillars to watch out for
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Most caterpillars in the southern region are harmless to people, but lately people have been bumping into a few that have painful results. Here are three to watch out for, thanks to a post from the Landscape Alert at the University of Georgia
Study finds urban warming increases scale insect populations and reduces tree health
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
A study published this past March revealed that urban warming increases the abundance of some tree pests, while decreasing tree health.

Comprehensive News from the Southern Region

Extract from nematodes stops pecan scab
Thursday, September 18, 2014
USDA Agricultural Research Service scientists have discovered an acid, extracted from the gut of nematodes, that will suppress pecan scab.
Browning of cedar trees in Central Texas likely due to budworm
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
If you live in South Central Texas and have noticed cedar trees turning brown, it is likely due to a new infestation of juniper budworms, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist.
Sugarcane aphids confirmed on Southern High Plains
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
They’re hundreds of miles from the nearest sugarcane fields, nevertheless sugarcane aphids have now been positively identified in significant numbers on grain sorghum in Floyd County, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist.

Funding Opportunities

Proposals to study honey production requested
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
The National Honey Board is accepting proposals to study how to increase US honey production.
Funding opportunity for alfalfa research
Monday, June 9, 2014
If you work on alfalfa research, this funding opportunity will support the development of improved alfalfa forage and seed production systems.
Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative RFA available
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
The FY 2014 Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI) RFA is now available for public viewing.

Employment Opportunities

Farm to Community Coordinator Needed
Thursday, August 28, 2014
NCAT is seeking a coordinator for our farm to community work in San Antonio, Texas.
StopPests needs new Project Coordinator
Friday, August 22, 2014
Want to work for Cornell University, improve the pest management practices in affordable housing, and promote IPM? The Northeastern IPM Center at Cornell University is hiring a Project Coordinator for the StopPests in Housing Program (
Northeastern IPM Center hiring two positions
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
The Northeastern IPM Center, located in Ithaca, NY, is hiring an Extension Educator and an Evaluation Specialist.
Researchers at UFL explored how using predatory mites can reduce pesticide use on strawberries.


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

Rosemary Hallberg
phone: 919-513-8182

Alex Belskis
phone: 919-513-8183

Robin Boudwin
phone: 919-513-0494

Evaluation Specialist
Doris Sande
phone: 919-515-3207

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Last updated: September 19, 2014