The Southern Region Integrated Pest Management Center (SRIPMC) 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.
S-RIPM is available
The RFA for the Southern Regional IPM grants is available at the USDA NIFA website. Go to this page for the RFA. Deadline is May 16.
IPM South - the latest from our blog
|| IPM and Pesticides: the elephant in the room|
With some of the articles I’ve seen in the agricultural media so far this week on organic, GMO and conventional farming, I thought it was time to address one of the major elephants in the room when it comes to public perception of integrated pest management: the fact that IPM allows the use of pesticides.
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|| Don’t spray wheat crop just yet, says Arkansas entomologist|
Stink bugs and true armyworm haven't hit threshold yet, says Arkansas Extension specialist Gus Lorenz, so he recommends holding off on insecticide applications.
|| Crop rotation best management option for rare soybean pest|
The rare Dectes stem borer has appeared in Kentucky and most recently South Carolina. A South Carolina grower found that the best management option for the pest is crop rotation.
|| EPA Solicits Regional Agriculture IPM Grant Proposals for 2013|
The EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs is soliciting proposals for new Regional Agricultural IPM Grants totaling $422,000 for projects that support Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approaches to reduce pesticide risk in agriculture. The agency anticipates funding approximately three projects, with a maximum funding level of $170,000 per project. Continue reading
|| New York State IPM Program has 3 job openings|
The New York State IPM Program is pleased to announce the opening of 3 professional Extension Associate positions in school and turf IPM, community IPM and vegetable IPM. Continue reading
Learn more about managing defoliating pests in soybean.
Associate Director (Regulatory Issues)