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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

The IPM Symposium is coming – get ready
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
The 8th International IPM Symposium to be held March 23-26,2015 in Salt Lake City, UT is approaching. What should you expect when you get there?
Auburn University masters student wins award for kudzu bug biocontrol discovery
Monday, February 23, 2015
During some routine dissections of kudzu bugs, Auburn masters student Julian Golec made a discovery that would make life a little easier for Alabama soybean growers.
NC State doctoral student wins Friends of Southern IPM Award for work on urban heat islands
Friday, February 20, 2015
A doctoral student at NC State University will receive a regional award in November for his work on urban tree integrated pest management.

Comprehensive News from the Southern Region

Crop Protection ARDP Request for Applications released
Monday, February 23, 2015
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is pleased to announce the release of the FY 2015 Crop Protection and Pest Management (CPPM) Request for Applications (RFAs). Application Deadline: April 7, 2015
One week left to submit to International Congress of Entomology
Monday, February 23, 2015
Since ESA's 2016 Annual Meeting will be held in conjunction with ICE 2016, all symposia will be held under one roof – and all symposia will come through one submission process. And the deadline to submit is March 2.
Webinars on FY 2015 Centers of Excellence Implementation
Monday, February 23, 2015
As part of its outreach effort, NIFA’s Office of Grants and Financial Management will hold two educational webinars to present information on the FY15 implementation of the Centers of Excellence Provision.

Funding Opportunities

Crop Protection ARDP Request for Applications released
Monday, February 23, 2015
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is pleased to announce the release of the FY 2015 Crop Protection and Pest Management (CPPM) Request for Applications (RFAs). Application Deadline: April 7, 2015
RFAs for AFRI released
Thursday, February 19, 2015
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is pleased to announce the release of the following Requests for Applications (RFAs). Please refer to the RFAs for letter of intent deadlines (if requested) and application deadlines.
AFRI Food Security, Beginning Farmers & Ranchers RFAs open
Monday, February 2, 2015
NIFA has recently released two RFAs: AFRI Food Security and Beginning Farmers and Ranchers.

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.
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A Florida researcher finds that buckwheat can be used in the South during spring and fall.

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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

Impact Evaluation Specialist
Jean-Jacques Dubois
phone: 919-515-0496

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

Programmer
Alex Belskis
phone: 919-513-8183

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Robin Boudwin
phone: 919-513-0494


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