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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 - the latest from our blog

Finger Lakes Times: IPM Practices Lead to the Healthiest Food
Friday, April 18, 2014
This article, written by a guest writer for the Finger Lakes Times, discusses reasons why food made with IPM may be safer than either organic or conventional food.
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Reminder: program proposals for IPM Symposium due April 25
Thursday, April 17, 2014
The program committee is looking for proposals describing your program, activity or research that addresses effective and efficient pest management. Session proposals for the IPM Symposium are due by next Friday, April 25, for full consideration.
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Invasive Plant, Pest and Disease Awareness Month Kicks Off
Thursday, April 3, 2014
USDA is declaring April Invasive Plant, Pest and Disease Awareness Month and asking the public to be careful about what they bring from one country or state to another.
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Comprehensive News from the Southern Region

Oklahoma researcher has built a better hog trap
Monday, April 21, 2014
Josh Gaskamp, ag research associate with the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation in Ardmore, Oklahoma, may have a better hog trap.
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North Carolina farmer is having cover crop success
Monday, April 21, 2014
From Southeast Farm Press A strategy of combining several different species in the cover crop in his no-till corn and soybean program is allowing Russell Hedrick of Hickory, N.C., to maximize the benefit he gets from the cover crop. He has devised a mixed species “blend” of five different plants: cereal rye, triticale, oats, crimson […]
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Herbicide Resistance Summit is planned for September 10 in Washington DC
Monday, April 21, 2014
This workshop builds on the Roadmap to Success workshop in 2013.
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Funding Opportunities

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. Continue reading
Specialty Crop Research Initiative RFA now available
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
The FY 2014 Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) RFA is now available for public viewing. Continue reading
IR-4 RFA Available
Monday, March 3, 2014
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is pleased to announce the release of the FY 2014 Request for Applications (RFA) for the Minor Crop Pest Management Program Interregional Research Project #4 (IR-4). Continue reading

Employment Opportunities

University of Puerto Rico Assistant Professor position soil science, deadline May 16
Friday, April 18, 2014
This is another position for Assistant Professor at the University of Puerto Rico, in Soil Science. Deadline May 16, 2014. Continue reading
University of Puerto Rico Assistant Professor position, deadline May 16
Friday, April 18, 2014
The University of Puerto Rico is seeking candidates for an Assistant Professor. Deadline is May 16, 2014. Continue reading
University of California Needs Area Vertebrate Pest Advisor
Thursday, March 6, 2014
The University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, a statewide program with local development and delivery, is seeking a Cooperative Extension academic advisor to conduct a multi-county-based extension, education and applied research program. Continue reading
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Learn more about research evaluating how zinc can help manage Pierce's Disease in grape.

  

Director
Jim VanKirk
phone: 919-513-8179

Associate Director
Henry Fadamiro
phone: 334-844-5098

Associate Director
Joe LaForest
phone: 229-386-3298

Regulatory Information Network Coordinator
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: April 21, 2014