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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

Hunting for the world’s largest flea
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
This article appeared in The New York Times online edition on Monday, July 28th. It tells the story of how a couple of entomologists captured and wrestled a mountain beaver to obtain a giant flea, Hystrichopsylla schefferi.
USDA NIFA needs input on Centers of Excellence
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
NIFA will be holding web-based listening sessions to gather input that will be used in developing a process for consistently providing priority consideration to these Centers of Excellence. Stakeholder input is welcome at any time, but to be incorporated into planning for the 2015 cycle, it should be received by July 31, 2014.
Pesticide regulations in United States schools
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
When used properly, pesticides can be valuable tools that reduce risks from pests. However, in schools and childcare settings, pesticides should be used with greater care to reduce risks to children. Many U.S. states have encouraged this care by passing laws governing pesticide use in schools. An article in the summer 2014 issue of American Entomologist takes a closer look at these laws in various states and makes several recommendations for safety regulations for schools in general.

Comprehensive News from the Southern Region

New disease hits Georgia Vidalia onion crop
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Georgia is the only state that produces sweet Vidalia onions. It’s also the only state where onion farmers are tackling a new disease — yellow bud.
Arkansas researchers test new tools that destroy weed seeds
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Many farmers don't realize that weed seeds can be planted from the combine during harvest operations. But a tool from Australia may help end that problem.
Aquarium workers collect invasive lionfish
Monday, July 28, 2014
Spiny, striped lionfish are swimming at aquariums in Connecticut, South Carolina and Pine Knoll Shores thanks to staff from the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher, who caught several dozen of the invasive species on two diving trips last month and transported them to other facilities.

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

National Center for Appropriate Technology Seeks Sustainable Agriculture Specialist
Thursday, July 24, 2014
NCAT has an opening in our Southwest Regional Office for a sustainable agriculture specialist. The specialist will work directly with farmers and ranchers on crop and livestock production, soil health, water quality, organic certification, and other topics.
IPM Institute Co-Director Position Available
Thursday, July 17, 2014
The IPM Institute is seeking a highly motivated and self directed person with management experience to contribute leadership and oversight to the IPM Institute as a co-director.
Collection Manager, Insects – Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL, USA
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago is looking for an insect Collection Manager. This is a full-time, permanent position.
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Learn how IPM can help manage stem borers in sugarcane and rice.

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Director
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

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

Programmer
Alex Belskis
phone: 919-513-8183

Programmer
Robin Boudwin
phone: 919-513-0494

Evaluation Specialist
Doris Sande
phone: 919-515-3207

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Last updated: July 30, 2014