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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

Know your FRAC codes
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Don't know what a FRAC code is? It's important when dealing with fungicide resistance. In this blog post at UT Crops, authors Alice Cochran (Graduate Research Asst.) and Heather Kelly (Extension Plant Pathologist) discuss what FRAC codes are and why it's important when you're rotating fungicides.
Help us improve our grant program
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Whether or not you've ever applied for or received an IPM Enhancement grant from SIPMC, we would like your feedback on certain aspects of our grant program, to be sure that we're meeting the needs of our stakeholders.
Nominate a colleague or student for a Friends of Southern IPM Award
Monday, October 13, 2014
We are pleased to release the Calls for Nomination for our annual Friends of Southern IPM Award program. This program recognizes outstanding work in IPM in the southern region. We have two kinds of awards: one for IPM professionals and one for graduate students. Deadline for nominations is Friday, December 12, 2014.

Comprehensive News from the Southern Region

It’s time for spiders!
Friday, October 17, 2014
Learn more about how to deal with spiders in your home, especially the poisonous ones.
EPA Finds Neonicotinoid Seed Treatments of Little or No Benefit to U.S. Soybean Production
Friday, October 17, 2014
EPA's analysis of neonicotinoid seed treatments has led the agency to conclude that the seed treatments do not have much value in controlling pests and increasing yield.
SWD’s favorite aroma may lure it to its death
Friday, October 17, 2014
A blend of odors that attracts spotted wing drosophila flies (SWD) has been developed into a new lure product for improved monitoring and control of these tree-fruit and berry pests.

Funding Opportunities

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.
Funding opportunity for Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers
Thursday, October 9, 2014
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages grant applications to support a transdisciplinary program of basic and applied research to examine the effects of environmental factors on children’s health and well-being.
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.

Employment Opportunities

IPM Institute is hiring two new management positions
Monday, October 13, 2014
The IPM Institute is now hiring for two upper level management positions. Positions for Community IPM Manager and Agriculture Resource Manager are new to the IPM Institute, and offer competitive benefits and compensation for leadership on the Institute’s varied projects.
Area Weed Ecology and Cropping Systems Advisor, University of California
Friday, October 10, 2014
The University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, a statewide program with local development and delivery, is seeking a Cooperative Extension advisor to conduct a multi-county-based extension, education and applied research program.
Assistant Professor/Assistant Entomologist
Thursday, October 9, 2014
The Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside, California, is seeking applicants for an assistant professor.
A 2007 project on managing yellow margined leaf beetle improves organic IPM practices.


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: October 20, 2014