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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.

Nominate a student or colleague for a Friends of Southern IPM Award

We are seeking nominations 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. Students receive a sizable financial award. Deadline for nominations is Friday, December 12, 2014. Follow this link to learn more about the award and to download the Call for Nominations document and necessary forms.

IPM South - Featured posts from our blog

Study shows reduced-risk IPM program effectively manages pests and conserves beneficial predators
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Multiyear studies comparing conventional pesticide use to reduced-risk pesticides in peach orchards have concluded that a program combining reduced-risk insecticides with an IPM program provides adequate control of pests and conserves insect predators.
Virginia Tech experts tackle bed bugs in public housing
Friday, November 14, 2014
Two Virginia Tech extension entomologists proved that safe bed bug control doesn’t have to be expensive, but it’s more effective when it’s proactive.
Online Submission of Poster Abstracts Is Now Open for IPM Symposium
Friday, November 7, 2014
Use this opportunity to share your IPM work. Plan to submit a poster for the 8th International IPM Symposium that will be held March 23-26, 2015, in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. The symposium will be held at the Salt Palace Convention Center; the headquarters hotel is the Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown.

Comprehensive News from the Southern Region

Hands-on Plant Grafting Workshop
Thursday, November 20, 2014
On January 16, 2015, the South Carolina Watermelon Association (SCWA), SCDA, and Clemson University will host a hands-on plant grafting workshop. The workshop will be held at the Hilton Columbia Center Hotel, 924 Senate St., Columbia, SC from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.
Attention All School-based Asthma Programs!
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Start your application now for the 2015 U.S. EPA National Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management! Since 2005, 32 health plans, healthcare providers and communities in action have received this Award – the nation’s highest honor for programs delivering excellent environmental asthma management as part of their comprehensive asthma care services.
Webinar of Northeastern pollinator meeting has been posted
Thursday, November 20, 2014
The Northeastern IPM Center recently hosted a discussion on the topic of pollinators in a live-streamed web event: "Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Pollinators: What is the appropriate role for IPM on the issue of pollinators?"

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

Two job opportunities at the Northeastern IPM Center
Friday, November 14, 2014
The Northeastern IPM Center invites applications for two (2) open positions: Grants and Partnership Coordinator and StopPests Trainer and Consultant.
Area IPM Cooperative Extension Advisor, University of California
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
We seek an academic advisor who can conduct a multi-county-based extension, education and applied research program in IPM, with an emphasis in entomology and provide leadership in promoting IPM through research, training and extension activities.
Writer Editor Supervisor—Content Development Supervisor
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
The Content Development Supervisor is responsible for working with experts to develop and produce informational products and communications about integrated pest management (IPM) for agricultural and urban/community pest managers, as well as the general public.
A Florida researcher finds that buckwheat can be used in the South during spring and fall.


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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