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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

Georgia sets quarantine for 11 counties to contain Emerald Ash Borer
Monday, September 29, 2014
The state of Georgia issued a quarantine in August to prevent movement of the Emerald Ash Borer into susceptible areas.
Plenary Speakers Announced for 2015 IPM Symposium
Friday, September 26, 2014
The symposium planning committee is pleased to announce the line-up of plenary speakers for the 8th International IPM Symposium to be held March 23-26, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah USA.
Great Stink Bug Count happening this month
Monday, September 22, 2014
Scientists are running another "Great Stink Bug Count" to collect data for a second year. Data will be used to evaluate why stink bugs choose some habitats over others.

Comprehensive News from the Southern Region

Smoky Mountain National Park closes hiking area to protect bats
Monday, September 29, 2014
A devastating decline in the Smokies bat population is forcing the closure of a popular hiking area to help protect bats and humans, park managers say.
Do you have circular dead patches in your lawn?
Friday, September 26, 2014
This year did your lawns show round or irregular dead or dying patches? Did the grass yellow or wilt even though the soil is moist? If so, these lawns may be infected with Take All root rot. This fungal disease affects cen­tipede, St. Augustine and Bermuda lawns.
Tennessee plant pathologist not sounding alarms on target spot yet
Friday, September 26, 2014
Heather Kelly says she doesn’t want to sound too many alarms about target spot in cotton just yet.

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

Southern PDN Diagnostician position available
Monday, September 29, 2014
The Southern Plant Diagnostic Network has an opening for a Biological Scientist.
Farm to Community Coordinator Needed
Thursday, August 28, 2014
NCAT is seeking a coordinator for our farm to community work in San Antonio, Texas.
StopPests needs new Project Coordinator
Friday, August 22, 2014
Want to work for Cornell University, improve the pest management practices in affordable housing, and promote IPM? The Northeastern IPM Center at Cornell University is hiring a Project Coordinator for the StopPests in Housing Program (
The Black Sigatoka is a devastating disease of banana but can be managed with IPM.


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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Last updated: September 30, 2014