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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

Results from new bee studies show mixed results
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Newly published studies in the journal Nature add more fuel to the already heated debate over the effects of neonicotinoids on bee health.
IPM grants help peach and strawberry growers thwart resistant crop diseases
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
A series of IPM grants from both USDA NIFA and the Southern IPM Center has reaped enormous benefits for peach and strawberry growers in the region.
‘Tis the season for…caterpillars in the South
Monday, April 20, 2015
Most homeowners notice caterpillars twice a year, spring and fall. This post contains information on several species that people might see, depending on their state.

Comprehensive News from the Southern Region

UK helps study troublesome insect in Oman
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Through a partnership with The Research Council of Oman, entomologists from the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment are looking at sustainable ways to control the dubas bug, a major pest in Oman and other Middle Eastern countries.
Researchers discover beneficial fungus that kills cotton disease pathogens
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Specialists at the Center of Genomic Biotechnology from the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN-CBG) in Mexico, have identified beneficial fungi that have previously been tested as disease control agents in cotton crops.
Keeping Your School Free of Stinging Insects
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Join EPA’s Center of Expertise for School IPM as we explore the ways to keep students and staff safe from stinging insects at your school.

Funding Opportunities

EPA Solicits Proposals for the National Farmworker Training Cooperative Agreement
Friday, April 24, 2015
EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs is soliciting applications for a cooperative agreement that supports national farmworker training aimed at reducing exposure to pesticides for agricultural workers, their families and the agricultural community.
EPA Solicits Applications for Technical Support for the Tribal Pesticide Program Council
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs is soliciting applications to provide technical support for the Tribal Pesticide Program Council (TPPC) as it works to strengthen tribal pesticide programs.
NIH grant for Assessing and Addressing Community Exposures to Environmental Contaminants (R01)
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
This is a National Institute for Environmental Health grant for assessing and addressing community exposures to environmental contaminants.

Employment Opportunities

Program Coordinator I with Texas A&M Forest Service
Friday, February 6, 2015
The Texas A&M Forest Service (TFS, formerly Texas Forest Service) is seeking a professional forest entomologist or equivalent to serve as Program Coordinator I with the Forest Pest Management Cooperative (FPMC), headquartered in Lufkin, Texas.
Supervisory Research Forester for Forest Service in Tennessee
Friday, February 6, 2015
The Forest Inventory and Analysis Unit of the USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station anticipates hiring a Supervisory Research Forester or Supervisory Research Mathematical Statistician in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Two lepidopterist positions open at USDA ARS in Washington, DC
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
USDA Agricultural Research Service is seeking candidates for two Lepidopterist (Research Entomologists) positions in the Systematic Entomology Laboratory.
Florida researchers examined bacterial spot-resistant cultivars in 2007, using an IPM Enhancement Grant.


Jim VanKirk
phone: 919-513-8179

Joe LaForest
phone: 229-386-3298

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Henry Fadamiro
phone: 334-844-5098

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

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Jean-Jacques Dubois
phone: 919-515-0496

Rosemary Hallberg
phone: 919-513-8182

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phone: 919-513-8183

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phone: 919-513-0494

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