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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 - the latest from our blog

Invasive Plant, Pest and Disease Awareness Month Kicks Off
Thursday, April 3, 2014
USDA is declaring April Invasive Plant, Pest and Disease Awareness Month and asking the public to be careful about what they bring from one country or state to another.
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NC State University Leads Research into Kudzu Bug Host Preferences
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
NC State University Extension Specialist Dominic Reisig wants to find a way to keep growers with kudzu bug problems out of the “spray continuum.” So he and his colleagues from South Carolina and Georgia will use a $168,644 USDA Southern Regional IPM grant to find out why kudzu bugs leave their home in kudzu patches to move to soybean fields.
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How can you help bats?
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
You can help keep bats from contracting the deadly White Nose Syndrome. This post explains what you can do as a member of the public.
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Comprehensive News from the Southern Region

New NC State app helps sports turf managers
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
With outdoor sports like baseball and soccer cranking up – and football on the not-so-distant horizon – the North Carolina State University Turfgrass Program has launched a new app to help the folks who maintain those athletic fields.
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Resistant pigweed slows intercropping progress
Monday, April 14, 2014
The practice of intercropping cotton and melons has increased significantly in south Georgia, from about 40 acres in 2010 to several thousand acres this past year. Like with more common cropping systems, a major impediment to further growth has been the management of glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth pigweed.
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New weed scouting tool available for southern growers
Monday, April 14, 2014
Penton Farm Progress has developed a weed ID app to help growers ID and control problem weeds this spring.
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Funding Opportunities

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. Continue reading
Specialty Crop Research Initiative RFA now available
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
The FY 2014 Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) RFA is now available for public viewing. Continue reading
IR-4 RFA Available
Monday, March 3, 2014
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is pleased to announce the release of the FY 2014 Request for Applications (RFA) for the Minor Crop Pest Management Program Interregional Research Project #4 (IR-4). Continue reading

Employment Opportunities

University of California Needs Area Vertebrate Pest Advisor
Thursday, March 6, 2014
The University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, a statewide program with local development and delivery, is seeking a Cooperative Extension academic advisor to conduct a multi-county-based extension, education and applied research program. Continue reading
Join the StopPests Team at Cornell University
Friday, February 21, 2014
The Northeastern IPM Center at Cornell University is hiring an Extension Support Specialist. This individual will work with affordable housing providers across the country as a consultant and a trainer for the StopPests in Housing Program. The mission of StopPests is to eliminate high-level infestations of public health pests from affordable housing. Application deadline is March 14. Continue reading
Project Team Member 2, IPM Institute
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Project Team Member position available with an independent non-profit organization working on several sustainability projects. IPM Institute of North America focuses on reducing pest and pesticide hazards in agriculture and communities through Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Continue reading
A Florida researcher finds that buckwheat can be used in the South during spring and fall.


Jim VanKirk
phone: 919-513-8179

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Henry Fadamiro
phone: 334-844-5098

Associate Director
Joe LaForest
phone: 229-386-3298

Regulatory Information Network Coordinator
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: April 17, 2014