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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

If You Build It: A Sustainable Teaching Farm Brings Together a Community
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Winter in Live Oak, Florida, hasn’t dampened the spirits of the crepe myrtle, whose budding leaves belie their eagerness to end their slumber. Come spring these colorful trees will have an important job: to harbor the crepe myrtle aphid—a relatively nonthreatening pest—and allow beneficial insects to build populations on them to seek and destroy more serious pest aphids of the still maturing fruits and vegetables growing nearby.
IPM Symposium award recipients announced
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Join your colleagues in recognizing the recipients of the International IPM Awards during the awards presentation at the 8th International IPM Symposium in Salt Lake City, UT on March 24, 2015.
The IPM Symposium is coming – get ready
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
The 8th International IPM Symposium to be held March 23-26,2015 in Salt Lake City, UT is approaching. What should you expect when you get there?

Comprehensive News from the Southern Region

Rare leafhopper found in shipment in Delaware
Monday, March 30, 2015
A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) entomologist confirmed Wednesday that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists at Washington Dulles International Airport discovered a new pest in the Washington area when they intercepted, Agallia constricta cubana, a leafhopper, while inspecting an air cargo shipment of basil from Mexico on December 17.
Predator beetle successfully reducing adelgid populations in Smokies
Monday, March 30, 2015
The beetle Laricobium nigrinus has replaced chemicals once used to control the hemlock woolly adelgid, and experts are more optimistic that the beetle will save the Eastern hemlock.
Communication between beekeepers and producers helps both sides
Friday, March 20, 2015
Beekeepers and producers both need honeybees, so both are trying to inform the other so that bees are protected, and crops are pollinated.

Funding Opportunities

Methyl Bromide Transition RFA released
Monday, March 30, 2015
The FY 2015 Integrated Research, Education, and Extension Competitive Grants Program - Methyl Bromide Transition (MBT) RFA is now available for public viewing.
USDA Announces Funding Available for Specialty Crop and Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Programs
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the availability of more than $66.5 million in funding for research and extension activities to address the needs of America's specialty crop industry and solve critical organic agricultural production issues.
Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative RFA available
Friday, March 6, 2015
The FY 2015 Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI) 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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