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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.

Nominate a student or colleague for a Friends of Southern IPM Award

We are seeking nominations for our annual Friends of Southern IPM Award program. This program recognizes outstanding work in IPM in the southern region. We have two kinds of awards: one for IPM professionals and one for graduate students. Students receive a sizable financial award. Deadline for nominations is Friday, December 12, 2014. Follow this link to learn more about the award and to download the Call for Nominations document and necessary forms.

IPM South - Featured posts from our blog

How IPM can help with “superweeds”
Thursday, October 23, 2014
The Weed Science Society of America has developed a new fact sheet on "superweeds," and I thought this would be a good opportunity to discuss IPM's role in delaying the onset of herbicide-resistant weeds.
NIFA Awards $16 Million in Grants to Address Integrated Pest Management
Thursday, October 23, 2014
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced more than $16 million in grants to support research and extension activities addressing critical integrated pest management (IPM) needs. The new resources will protect crops and livestock, ensure greater food security and effectively respond to other major societal challenges.
How to deal with mice
Monday, October 20, 2014
As the weather gets cooler, small mammals such as mice and rats look for warmth, sometimes in your home. The Pennsylvania IPM Program has a great fact sheet on how you can tell if you have mice in your house, along with the best ways to get rid of them.

Comprehensive News from the Southern Region

Take care to avoid Halloween surprises
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Southeast Farm Press lists a few areas that livestock managers should be aware of this fall, especially concerning toxic weeds and chemical pesticides.
EPA launches new program to reduce pesticide drift
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
The EPA is announcing a new voluntary Drift Reduction Technology (DRT) program to encourage the use of verified, safer pesticide spray products to reduce exposure and pesticide movement while saving farmers money in pesticide loss.
Hunters help farmers with feral hogs in Georgia
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Wild hogs. Feral pigs. No matter the term, hogs can be a big problem, especially for landowners who depend on their property to supply crops that provide for their livelihood. Hunters Helping Farmers is a new program to help alleviate the agricultural and financial damage caused by these non-native invasive pests.

Funding Opportunities

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.
Funding opportunity for Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers
Thursday, October 9, 2014
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages grant applications to support a transdisciplinary program of basic and applied research to examine the effects of environmental factors on children’s health and well-being.
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.

Employment Opportunities

IPM Institute is hiring two new management positions
Monday, October 13, 2014
The IPM Institute is now hiring for two upper level management positions. Positions for Community IPM Manager and Agriculture Resource Manager are new to the IPM Institute, and offer competitive benefits and compensation for leadership on the Institute’s varied projects.
Area Weed Ecology and Cropping Systems Advisor, University of California
Friday, October 10, 2014
The University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, a statewide program with local development and delivery, is seeking a Cooperative Extension advisor to conduct a multi-county-based extension, education and applied research program.
Assistant Professor/Assistant Entomologist
Thursday, October 9, 2014
The Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside, California, is seeking applicants for an assistant professor.
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NCSU and Virginia Tech researchers developed an instrument that measures cotton boll size for stink bug management.

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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

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

Programmer
Alex Belskis
phone: 919-513-8183

Programmer
Robin Boudwin
phone: 919-513-0494

Evaluation Specialist
Doris Sande
phone: 919-515-3207

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Last updated: October 26, 2014