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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 Enhancement Grant RFA has been released

The IPM Enhancement Grant RFA is now available online. Deadline is Friday, January 16, 2015, at 5 PM EST. If you missed the webinar on December 10, or just want to watch it again, go to Go to this page for more information about this year's RFA.

IPM South - Featured posts from our blog

How Could IPM Have Helped?
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
The School IPM 2020 Newsletter presents two cases at schools in which an IPM program could have prevented the consequences.
Online Submission of Poster Abstracts Is Open for 8th International IPM Symposium
Monday, December 15, 2014
Use this opportunity to share your IPM work. Plan to submit a poster for the 8th International IPM Symposium that will be held March 23-26, 2015, in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
3D printing is bringing new possibilities to IPM
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Scientists in Florida and Pennsylvania are using new 3-D printers to battle destructive invasive insects.

Comprehensive News from the Southern Region

APHIS seeks comments on proposed biological control for citrus psyllid
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Excerpted from Logan Hawkes’s article in Southwest Farm Press The U.S. citrus industry has been facing a serious threat from a disease that has spread from the East coast to the West Coast over the course of the last two decades, carried by a small insect that feeds on the leaves and stems of citrus […]
IPM-Related Presentations at the 2015 Agricultural Outlook Forum
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
On February 19 and 20 the USDA Office of the Chief Economist will host the Agricultural Outlook Forum in Arlington, Virginia. The Theme is Smart Agriculture for the 21st Century: A Discussion on Innovation, Biotechnology and Big Data.
Upgrades to Endangered Species Web Tool: Bulletins Live! Two
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
EPA is releasing Bulletins Live! Two, an upgraded version of Bulletins Live!, a web-based map application used to access geographically-specific threatened and endangered species protection Bulletins.

Funding Opportunities

IPM Enhancement Grant RFA is available online
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
The IPM Enhancement Grant program is open for proposals. Deadline is Friday, January 16, at 5 PM.
Funding opportunities from USDA
Monday, November 24, 2014
This post provides a link to an updated and comprehensive guide to federal funding programs in areas related to sustainable agriculture and more.
Environmental Solutions for Communities by Wells Fargo and National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Thursday, October 9, 2014
This funding opportunity will fund projects for various sustainable and green projects.

Employment Opportunities

Join the StopPests team at Cornell
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
The Northeastern IPM Center at Cornell University is hiring an Extension Support Specialist.
Pesticide Safety Educator position open in California
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
The University of California Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program is hiring a Pesticide Safety Educator. Deadline for applications is December 17.
Two job opportunities at the Northeastern IPM Center
Friday, November 14, 2014
The Northeastern IPM Center invites applications for two (2) open positions: Grants and Partnership Coordinator and StopPests Trainer and Consultant.
A discovery about the Mexican pecan nut casebearer leads to better IPM.


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

Rosemary Hallberg
phone: 919-513-8182

Alex Belskis
phone: 919-513-8183

Robin Boudwin
phone: 919-513-0494

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