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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

Texas Entomologists Win Regional Award for Successful Biocontrol of Invasive Saltcedar
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Four Texas A&M entomologists recently won a regional award for their part in an interagency collaboration to successfully control Tamarix invasions through biocontrol.
Virginia Tech masters student wins regional award for inventive bed bug remediation
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Not every Masters student knows what it’s like to live with a bed bug infestation, but Virginia Tech masters student Molly Stedfast has worked with people who do. Since starting her masters project with Dr. Dini Miller in the fall of 2010, Molly has developed a bed bug integrated pest management plan and training for both residents and staff of public housing apartments.
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

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.
Check out EPA’s new expanded information online about bed bugs
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
As a part of EPA’s effort to build a more user-friendly website, we have expanded and redesigned our popular online information about bed bugs to make it more accessible and easy for visitors to find the information they need. We have reformatted the content to allow readers to scan content quickly and learn practical information […]

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.
National Center of Excellence for the Prevention of Childhood Agricultural Injury
Monday, February 24, 2014
This request for applications (RFA) builds on NIOSH’s extensive history in efforts to prevent agriculturally-related injuries to children.

Employment Opportunities

University of Puerto Rico Assistant Professor position soil science, deadline May 16
Friday, April 18, 2014
This is another position for Assistant Professor at the University of Puerto Rico, in Soil Science. Deadline May 16, 2014.
University of Puerto Rico Assistant Professor position, deadline May 16
Friday, April 18, 2014
The University of Puerto Rico is seeking candidates for an Assistant Professor. Deadline is May 16, 2014.
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.
Funding from SRIPMC helps Georgia researchers research tomato yellow leaf curl virus.


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 24, 2014