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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

Great Stink Bug Count happening this month
Monday, September 22, 2014
Scientists are running another "Great Stink Bug Count" to collect data for a second year. Data will be used to evaluate why stink bugs choose some habitats over others.
Farmscaping and IPM: Benefits accrue but are difficult to measure
Friday, September 19, 2014
Because of their potential to increase the number of natural enemies, farmscapes can be beneficial to an IPM program, but it’s difficult to measure how much, according to a recent article in the Journal of Integrated Pest Management.
Invasive species reduce native species populations, but sometimes not by themselves
Friday, September 5, 2014
There's lots of evidence that invasive species reduce native species, mostly by outcompeting them. However, new evidence suggests that sometimes invasive species may reduce natives indirectly, by attracting a predator to the area.

Comprehensive News from the Southern Region

New giant snail population discovered in Florida
Monday, September 22, 2014
Florida's Giant African Land Snail eradication effort, which has already eradicated more than 140,000 snails, is still top priority for the state due to the discovery of a new population of giant snails in another part of Florida.
Bed bug webinar available online
Monday, September 22, 2014
The webinar, Lowering Costs with an In-House Bed Bug Preventions and Management Plan, is now online.
NC State receives $12.4 million to improve sweet potatoes
Monday, September 22, 2014
North Carolina State University will receive $12.4 million over the next four years from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve a crop that is an important food staple in sub-Saharan Africa – the sweet potato.

Funding Opportunities

Proposals to study honey production requested
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
The National Honey Board is accepting proposals to study how to increase US honey production.
Funding opportunity for alfalfa research
Monday, June 9, 2014
If you work on alfalfa research, this funding opportunity will support the development of improved alfalfa forage and seed production systems.
Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative RFA available
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
The FY 2014 Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI) RFA is now available for public viewing.

Employment Opportunities

Farm to Community Coordinator Needed
Thursday, August 28, 2014
NCAT is seeking a coordinator for our farm to community work in San Antonio, Texas.
StopPests needs new Project Coordinator
Friday, August 22, 2014
Want to work for Cornell University, improve the pest management practices in affordable housing, and promote IPM? The Northeastern IPM Center at Cornell University is hiring a Project Coordinator for the StopPests in Housing Program (
Northeastern IPM Center hiring two positions
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
The Northeastern IPM Center, located in Ithaca, NY, is hiring an Extension Educator and an Evaluation Specialist.
Funding from SRIPMC helps Georgia researchers research tomato yellow leaf curl 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

Rosemary Hallberg
phone: 919-513-8182

Alex Belskis
phone: 919-513-8183

Robin Boudwin
phone: 919-513-0494

Evaluation Specialist
Doris Sande
phone: 919-515-3207

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Last updated: September 23, 2014