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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

Nobel Prize Winner Peter Agre to Give Keynote Address at ICE 2016
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Peter Agre, the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health, will deliver the keynote address at ICE 2016, which will be held September 25-30, 2016 in Orlando, Florida.
Hunting for the world’s largest flea
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
This article appeared in The New York Times online edition on Monday, July 28th. It tells the story of how a couple of entomologists captured and wrestled a mountain beaver to obtain a giant flea, Hystrichopsylla schefferi.
USDA NIFA needs input on Centers of Excellence
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
NIFA will be holding web-based listening sessions to gather input that will be used in developing a process for consistently providing priority consideration to these Centers of Excellence. Stakeholder input is welcome at any time, but to be incorporated into planning for the 2015 cycle, it should be received by July 31, 2014.

Comprehensive News from the Southern Region

Sudden Death Syndrome in Soybean showing up in Tennessee
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Although this news post is for Tennessee, I'm including it in our news blog to alert other soybean states.
Get Answers to Your Questions about Pesticide Ingredients in EPA’s Newest Resource Directory
Thursday, July 31, 2014
The Pesticide Program’s newest resource directory is titled “Ingredients Used in Pesticide Products” and contains valuable information on pesticide product chemicals, both active and inert ingredients.
Save the dates for insect, disease and weed management workshops in SC
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Weed, insect and disease management workshops will be held at Clemson University September 10-11.

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

National Center for Appropriate Technology Seeks Sustainable Agriculture Specialist
Thursday, July 24, 2014
NCAT has an opening in our Southwest Regional Office for a sustainable agriculture specialist. The specialist will work directly with farmers and ranchers on crop and livestock production, soil health, water quality, organic certification, and other topics.
IPM Institute Co-Director Position Available
Thursday, July 17, 2014
The IPM Institute is seeking a highly motivated and self directed person with management experience to contribute leadership and oversight to the IPM Institute as a co-director.
Collection Manager, Insects – Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL, USA
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago is looking for an insect Collection Manager. This is a full-time, permanent position.
A 2011 project uses GIS to determine landscape factors that influence wood boring insect patterns.


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: August 01, 2014