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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

Friends of IPM winner Molly Stedfast co-hosts webinar on bed bugs
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
On September 10, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. EDT, StopPests will be hosting a free webinar on in-house bed bug prevention and management. Dr. Dini Miller and her student Molly Stedfast will present and answer questions about their research and experience managing bed bugs in public housing.
Henry Fadamiro Named Assistant Dean and Director of Global Programs
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
SIPMC Associate Director Henry Fadamiro has been named assistant dean and director of global programs in the College of Agriculture at Auburn University. Congratulations, Henry!
Just in time for school: New pest control calculator now available for maintenance professionals
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s new integrated pest management website,, offers school staff members in charge of pest control a wealth of practical information on managing rodents, birds, cockroaches, ants and a plethora of other unwelcome denizens

Comprehensive News from the Southern Region

White sugarcane aphid now causing problems in Georgia, Florida sorghum
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
In the last two weeks, the white sugarcane aphid has been confirmed at damaging levels in sorghum fields in Florida and Georgia. The difficult-to-control pest started causing problems in Texas two years ago when it switched its host preference from sugarcane to grains.
Beekeeper hopes to save bee population in Cape Fear region
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
With the collapse of honey bee colonies throughout the United States, one St. James resident is trying to make a difference.
New Lure May Help Growers Combat Almonds’ No. 1 Insect Pest
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
A team of Agricultural Research Service and almond industry investigators, led by ARS chemist John Beck in Albany, California, has developed a promising new lure for the orangeworm.

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.
Learn more about research evaluating how zinc can help manage Pierce's Disease in grape.


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 02, 2014