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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

Reminder: program proposals for IPM Symposium due April 25
Thursday, April 17, 2014
The program committee is looking for proposals describing your program, activity or research that addresses effective and efficient pest management. Session proposals for the IPM Symposium are due by next Friday, April 25, for full consideration.
Invasive Plant, Pest and Disease Awareness Month Kicks Off
Thursday, April 3, 2014
USDA is declaring April Invasive Plant, Pest and Disease Awareness Month and asking the public to be careful about what they bring from one country or state to another.
Finger Lakes Times: IPM Practices Lead to the Healthiest Food
Friday, April 18, 2014
This article, written by a guest writer for the Finger Lakes Times, discusses reasons why food made with IPM may be safer than either organic or conventional food.

Comprehensive News from the Southern Region

New NC State app helps sports turf managers
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
With outdoor sports like baseball and soccer cranking up – and football on the not-so-distant horizon – the North Carolina State University Turfgrass Program has launched a new app to help the folks who maintain those athletic fields.
UK Wheat Field Day to provide timely crop information
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
The harsh, prolonged winter of 2014 delayed the wheat crop and presented unique challenges for wheat producers. Specialists with the University of Kentucky Wheat Science Group will discuss how to navigate these challenges and other timely topics during the UK Wheat Field Day.
UK fumigation workshop to cover grain storage issues
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
To help producers operate their storage structures more effectively, the University of Kentucky grain science working group will host a fumigation workshop Tuesday, May 13 at the UK Research and Education Center in Princeton.

Funding Opportunities

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.
Specialty Crop Research Initiative RFA now available
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
The FY 2014 Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) RFA is now available for public viewing.
Environmental Factors, Children’s Health and Performance, and Sustainable Building Practices
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications proposing research that will inform school (K-12 educational facilities) building design, construction and operation practices in order to foster safe and healthy school environments and maximize student achievement and teacher and staff effectiveness.

Employment Opportunities

Project Team Member 2, IPM Institute
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Project Team Member position available with an independent non-profit organization working on several sustainability projects. IPM Institute of North America focuses on reducing pest and pesticide hazards in agriculture and communities through Integrated Pest Management (IPM).
Project Team Member, IPM Institute
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Project team member position opening at an independent non-profit organization working to reduce pests and pesticide hazards in schools, communities and agriculture through Integrated Pest Management (IPM).
University of California Needs Area Vertebrate Pest Advisor
Thursday, March 6, 2014
The University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, a statewide program with local development and delivery, is seeking a Cooperative Extension academic advisor to conduct a multi-county-based extension, education and applied research program.
A 2011 project uses GIS to determine landscape factors that influence wood boring insect patterns.


Jim VanKirk
phone: 919-513-8179

Associate Director
Henry Fadamiro
phone: 334-844-5098

Associate Director
Joe LaForest
phone: 229-386-3298

Regulatory Information Network Coordinator
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: April 23, 2014