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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

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.
Got fire ants? This eXtension site can help
Thursday, March 19, 2015
One of the best places to learn about fire ant management is the E-xtension fire ant website, a place where the best information about fire ant is assembled by Extension agencies throughout the South.
EPA Registers New Miticide to Combat Varroa Mites in Bees
Friday, March 13, 2015
EPA is registering a new miticide, oxalic acid, to combat the devastating effects of the Varroa mite on honey bee colonies.

Funding Opportunities

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.
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).

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.
The hemlock woolly adelgid is a serious threat to eastern hemlock forests. Find out more about a multi-organizational partnership that is trying to save the forests through resistance breeding.


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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