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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

Tennessee Extension plant pathologist tackles fungicide-resistant frogeye leaf spot, receives regional award
Friday, May 8, 2015
Dr. Heather Kelly received the Friends of IPM Future Leader award in March.
Want to practice IPM in your vegetable garden? Brochures and video available for southeast gardeners
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
University of Georgia Extension specialists have brochures and videos to help home vegetable gardeners with problems in the garden.
Results from new bee studies show mixed results
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Newly published studies in the journal Nature add more fuel to the already heated debate over the effects of neonicotinoids on bee health.

Comprehensive News from the Southern Region

Florida citrus production declines due to citrus greening
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Florida citrus growers hit peak production with their 1997-1998 production year, producing 244 million boxes. Since then, Florida citrus production has declined 60 percent, due largely to the disease called citrus greening.
Texas farmers battle weeds early in season
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Since glyphosate-resistant water hemp and Palmer amaranth have been discovered in Texas in recent years, an exceptionally wet fall and winter and now spring season is causing concern that the growing season, while off to a good start, is also prime time for an exceptional uptick in weed problems across wide areas of Texas.
Mississippi researchers receive grant to research corn earworm
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Jeff Gore, research entomologist at Mississippi State University’s Delta Research and Extension Center, is one of six scientists who have been selected to receive grants through Monsanto’s Insect Management Knowledge Program.

Funding Opportunities

NIFA Requests for AFRI Applications
Thursday, May 14, 2015
USDA NIFA announced the release of 3 of its AFRI grants.
USDA Announces $235 Million Available for Innovative New Conservation Partnerships
Monday, May 4, 2015
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today an investment of up to $235 million to improve the nation's water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat and protect agricultural viability. The funding is being made available through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), the newest conservation tool of the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
EPA Solicits Proposals for the National Farmworker Training Cooperative Agreement
Friday, April 24, 2015
EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs is soliciting applications for a cooperative agreement that supports national farmworker training aimed at reducing exposure to pesticides for agricultural workers, their families and the agricultural community.

Employment Opportunities

California Department of Pesticide Regulation hiring senior environmental scientist
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Are you looking for a fulfilling career protecting the environment and human health? Do you enjoy interacting with the public, giving presentations, teaching, doing outreach and special projects?
University of California seeing IPM Program Director
Thursday, May 7, 2015
University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UCANR) is seeking a Director for the Statewide IPM Program (also known as UC IPM).
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.
Mole crickets can devastate pastures, leaving cattle with fewer food choices. Florida researchers have developed a method to help pasture owners control the crickets.


Jim VanKirk
phone: 919-513-8179

Joe LaForest
phone: 229-386-3298

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Henry Fadamiro
phone: 334-844-5098

Associate Director
Danesha Seth Carley
phone: 919-513-8189

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Jean-Jacques Dubois
phone: 919-515-0496

Rosemary Hallberg
phone: 919-513-8182

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phone: 919-513-8183

Robin Boudwin
phone: 919-513-0494

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