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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

Giving Bees and Butterflies a Hand
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Students at an elementary school in North Carolina are building a garden for pollinators.
UK soil scientists begin cover crop research project
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
New studies show cover crops may have the potential to suppress weeds and keep nitrates out of the water supply. However, more research needs to be done to broaden and quantify these claims.
New webinars on indoor air quality
Monday, March 2, 2015
Indoor Air Quality Plus Energy Efficiency:  A Formula for Saving Money While Protecting Health Thursday, March 12, 2015, 1:00 – 2:30 pm ET Want to learn how to put in place key strategies for improving energy efficiency in your school buildings?  Join IAQ experts as they explain the link between IAQ and Energy Efficiency and how […]

Funding Opportunities

NIFA’s BRAG, ORG, and SCRI RFAs Released
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
USDA NIFA announces the release of the following RFAs: Biotechnology Risk Assessment Program (BRAG), Organic Transitions Program (ORG) and Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI).
Crop Protection ARDP Request for Applications released
Monday, February 23, 2015
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is pleased to announce the release of the FY 2015 Crop Protection and Pest Management (CPPM) Request for Applications (RFAs). Application Deadline: April 7, 2015
RFAs for AFRI released
Thursday, February 19, 2015
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is pleased to announce the release of the following Requests for Applications (RFAs). Please refer to the RFAs for letter of intent deadlines (if requested) and application deadlines.

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.
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A discovery about the Mexican pecan nut casebearer leads to better IPM.

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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

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

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

Programmer
Alex Belskis
phone: 919-513-8183

Programmer
Robin Boudwin
phone: 919-513-0494


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