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
We work in partnership with stakeholders from agricultural, urban and
rural settings to identify and address regional priorities for
research, education and outreach.
Opportunities for Funding or Recognition
Currently, the IPM Enhancement Grant RFA is posted. You can find the RFA here. Deadline is Friday, December 13, at 6 PM Eastern Time.
You can also nominate a colleague or a graduate student for a Friends of Southern IPM Award. More information is found on this page. Deadline is Friday, January 10, 2014, at 5 PM Eastern Time.
IPM South - the latest from our blog
|Texas-based research uncovers biological weapons against sheath blight of rice
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Researchers in Texas and the Delta region have some good news for rice growers concerning sheath blight. They have discovered a combination of pest management tactics that will effectively control sheath blight and require only half of the amount of fungicides currently needed.
|“House Hunters” for ants
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Have you ever wondered why ants build a nest right next to your mailbox? And when you trample on it, why they would dare to build another one just a foot away? A couple of researchers from Arizona State University did, and they discovered that ants choose their living spaces very similarly to the way humans do—by choosing whichever one has the qualities they liked in the previous one.
|Keeping common areas (in apartment buildings) pest-free
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
The common areas of high-rise developments can be a social hub. Nowhere is this more evident than in senior housing. These areas are a double-edged sword for property managers. On one side there is a sense of community spirit and evidence of sharing, on the other hand there is potential for pest introduction and spread. Education, early detection, and rapid response will help you maintain these spaces in a way that’s good for your community and bad for the pests.
Comprehensive News from the Southern Region
|Southern SARE On-Farm Research Grant Calls for Proposals Released
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
The Calls for Proposals for the 2013 On-Farm Research Grants, intended for agricultural professionals throughout the Southern region, have been released by the Southern Region Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SSARE) program. Continue reading
|Southern SARE Producer Grant Calls for Proposals Released
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Calls for Proposals for the 2013 Producer Grants, intended for farmers/ranchers and farmer/rancher organizations throughout the Southern region, are now available from the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SSARE) program. Continue reading
|EPA issues $6M request for applications for research proposals on healthy schools
Monday, August 12, 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. Continue reading
|Medical entomologist needed in Austin, TX
Friday, November 15, 2013
The Texas Department of State Health Services in Austin needs someone with skills in mosquito identification and testing of mosquito pools. Continue reading
|University of California Area IPM Advisor
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
University of California's Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources seeks an academic advisor who can conduct a multi-county-based extension, education and applied research program to serve as an expert for issues related to IPM and provide leadership in promoting IPM through research and extension activities. New deadline: January 20, 2014. Continue reading
|Northeastern IPM Center seeks new director
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
The Northeastern IPM Center is seeking candidates for a new director. Job starts April 2014. Applications will be reviewed beginning January 6 but will be accepted until a candidate if found. Continue reading
A 2011 project uses GIS to determine landscape factors that influence wood boring insect patterns.
Associate Director (Regulatory Issues)