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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

Online School IPM Curriculum Available—with educational credits
Monday, August 18, 2014
IPM professionals who need to boost their continuing education credits or work toward license renewal now have a way to get them without traveling long distances to attend an expensive workshop. Thanks to a new web-based school IPM course curriculum developed by Texas A&M AgriLife specialists, school IPM coordinators, animal control and code enforcement officers, […]
Southern Nursery IPM Working Group receives award for innovations
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
An app and an e-book that have saved nursery growers over $2 million since their release earned a regional working group a Friends of Southern IPM Bright Idea award. They received the award at the Southern Nursery Association trade show and research conference July 23 in Atlanta. The Southern IPM Center’s Friends of Southern IPM Award […]
Florida berry growers learn smarter ways to manage spotted wing drosophila
Monday, August 4, 2014
A recent project in Florida has helped strawberry and blueberry growers see spotted wing drosophila control in a new light. Extended monitoring, insecticide trials and grower workshops have led to a change in the way growers treat their fields.

Comprehensive News from the Southern Region

Stored Grain Integrated Pest Management in the North Central United States
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Webinar will include ID of stored grain pests, prevention of grain infestation and IPM for corn and other products of the Midwest.
Puss caterpillar sending Texans to the emergency room this summer
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
They may look cute, but the Puss Caterpillar, or asp, is sending a lot of people to the emergency room this summer in Central Texas.
UK researchers studying environmental impacts of lawns
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Many homeowners love the sight of a pristine, green lawn, but that beautiful, meticulously kept lawn may come at a cost to the environment. University of Kentucky scientists are conducting research to find the answer.

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

Northeastern IPM Center hiring two positions
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
The Northeastern IPM Center, located in Ithaca, NY, is hiring an Extension Educator and an Evaluation Specialist.
Sustainable Agriculture Specialist Needed
Thursday, August 7, 2014
NCAT has another opening for a sustainable agriculture specialist, this one in our Davis, California, office.
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.
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Arkansas and Alabama researchers partner on a new IPM3 training on fire ants

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Director
Jim VanKirk
phone: 919-513-8179

Co-Director
Joe LaForest
phone: 229-386-3298

Associate Director
Henry Fadamiro
phone: 334-844-5098

Associate Director
Danesha Seth Carley
phone: 919-513-8189

Writer/Editor
Rosemary Hallberg
phone: 919-513-8182

Programmer
Alex Belskis
phone: 919-513-8183

Programmer
Robin Boudwin
phone: 919-513-0494

Evaluation Specialist
Doris Sande
phone: 919-515-3207

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Last updated: August 20, 2014