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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

Danesha Seth Carley receives sustainability award from NC State University
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Danesha Seth Carley is one of the 2015 recipients of the Green Brick Award, an award given for outstanding achievement in environmental sustainability on campus, in the community or globally.
Challenges to implementing IPM too great for most maize farmers in Mexico
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Maize is one of Mexico’s biggest crops, planted on nearly 7 million hectares and representing 30% of the country’s total domestic agricultural production, making Mexico the fifth largest maize producer in the world. Yet IPM is not widely used to manage pests in the crop. In a peer-reviewed article in the Journal of Integrated Pest Management in 2014, researchers from Mexico examined pest complexes in maize and the challenges with adoption of IPM programs.
Ten projects funded with SIPMC IPM Enhancement Grant
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Ten projects totaling $295,773 will examine various pest management issues in the South, funded by IPM Enhancement Grants from the Southern IPM Center.

Comprehensive News from the Southern Region

University of Arkansas sponsors feral hog workshop May 9
Friday, April 17, 2015
The Cooperative Extension Service and the Arkansas Forest Resources Center are working together — with support from a USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service grant — to provide materials and workshops for landowners interested in alleviating damage to their property.
New Learning Opportunity – Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) Webinar
Thursday, April 16, 2015
In honor of National Healthy Schools Day, CHPS is reprising the popular session from the 2014 CEFPI International conference in Portland, OR, and GreenBuild conference in New Orleans, LA, as a webinar.
Communication is key to a school pest management policy
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Educating teachers -- and other school staff -- about how they can help keep critters out of our schools is key to any good integrated pest management (IPM) program.

Funding Opportunities

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.
Citrus disease research and extension RFA has been released
Thursday, April 2, 2015
The FY 2015 Specialty Crop Research Initiative/Citrus Disease Research and Extension (SCRI/CDRE) RFA is now available for public viewing.

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.
Using disease-resistant varieties and controlling thrips are first steps to managing Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus.


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

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

Rosemary Hallberg
phone: 919-513-8182

Alex Belskis
phone: 919-513-8183

Robin Boudwin
phone: 919-513-0494

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