Southern Region IPM Partners

Links to some of our partners

(please send us your suggestions for others)

1890 Universities

The 1890 universities are a network of historically black colleges and universities dedicated to providing educational opportunity for all through innovative scientific research and community-minded extension programs.
Website
Priorities
Contacts

ATTRA Sustainable Agriculture

ATTRA is a program developed and managed by the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT). They are committed to providing high value information and technical assistance to farmers, ranchers, Extension agents, educators, and others involved in sustainable agriculture in the United States.
Website

Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health

The mission of the Center for Invasive Species & Ecosystem Health is to serve a lead role in development, consolidation and dissemination of information and programs focused on invasive species, forest health, natural resource and agricultural management through technology development, program implementation, training, applied research and public awareness at the state, regional, national and international levels.
Website
Contacts

Cotton, Incorporated

Cotton Incorporated, funded by U.S. growers of upland cotton and importers of cotton and cotton textile products, is the research and marketing company representing upland cotton. The Program is designed and operated to improve the demand for and profitability of cotton.
Website
Research Areas
Partners

Crapemyrtle Bark Scale Working Group

Crapemyrtle bark scale (CMBS) is a relatively new insect on crapemyrtles (Lagerstroemia) across the Southeast. The working group is collecting data on sightings to establish the current distribution around the U.S.
Website
Contacts

Environmental Protection Agency (Regions 2, 4 and 6)

The mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment.
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Priorities
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Insecticide Resistance Action Committee (Syngenta)

IRAC is prolonging the effectiveness of insecticides, acaracides and traits by implementing insecticide resistance management strategies, countering the development of resistance in the three core sectors of traditional Crop Protection, Plant Biotechnology and Public Health.
Website
Executive Team

IR-4 Project

Since 1963, the IR-4 Project has been the major resource for supplying pest management tools for specialty crop growers by developing research data to support new EPA tolerances and labeled product uses.
Website
Priorities: Results of 2015 Food Use Workshop
Priorities: Results of 2015 Biopesticide Workshop
Contacts

Kudzu Bug Working Group

This working group is collecting data to produce distribution maps for the kudzu bug, along with doing research to find new ways to control it.
Website
Contacts

Melanaphis Task Force (Sugarcane Aphid Team)

The Melanaphis Task Force formed after sugarcane aphid began destroying the sorghum crop in Texas. Members collaborate on research, regulatory issues and communication of control methods to growers.
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Contacts

Mid-South Entomologist Working Group

This working group is comprised of entomologists from Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Missouri and collaborate on research and extension projects for the region.
Publication
Members

Mississippi Crop Situation Blog Team

The Mississippi Crop Situation Blog was created in February 2011 to replace a growing Mississippi Crop Situation newsletter. 
Facebook
Blog

National Alliance of Independent Crop Consultants

NAICC, founded in 1978, is the national society of agricultural professionals who provide research and advisory services to clients for a fee. The 700+ members work from bases in 40 states and several foreign countries, and have expertise in the production of most crops grown around the world.
Website
Members

National Cotton Council of America

As the U.S. raw cotton industry’s central organization, the National Cotton Council of America plays a major role in keeping cotton strong in the highly competitive fiber market.
Website
Services
Members

Pesticide Safety Education Program

The PSEP Program is a state based program focusing on pesticide safety training and certification.
Members

Regional Extension Directors Association

The purpose of the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP) is to give guidance to issues impacting the Cooperative Extension System (System).
Webpage
Core Themes
List of Directors

Saltcedar Biological Control Team

In 2006, the Saltcedar Biological Control Team began working with scientists from USDA Agricultural Research Service to evaluate and release several species of saltcedar leaf beetles for the purpose of controlling saltcedar through biocontrol. 
Webpage
Members

SERA003 IPM

This committee consists of IPM Coordinators and researchers from Land Grant universities across the region. SERA stands for Southern Extension and Research Activities. 

Chair: Glenn Studebaker, University of Arkansas
Chair-elect / Secretary: David Kerns, Texas A&M University
Webpage
Priorities

Southeast Entomologists Working Group

This group is a collaboration of entomologists from North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Virginia.
Webpage

Southern Forest Insect Work Conference

The Southern Forest Insect Work Conference (SFIWC) was organized by federal, state, university and private sector forest entomologists working in the southern United States and has met annually since 1956. 
Website
Resolutions and Priorities

Southern Plant Diagnostic Network

The SPDN is a partnership of 14 states and territories in the southeast US functioning as a cohesive, distributed system to quickly detect pests and pathogens in our agricultural and natural ecosystems, serving a wide array of public and private clientele. It is part of the National Plant Diagnostic Network.
Website
Priorities
Contacts - from map

Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education Program (Southern SARE)

SSARE's mission is to advance—to the whole of American agriculture—innovations that improve profitability, stewardship and quality of life by investing in groundbreaking research and education.
Website
Priorities
Contacts

The Okanola Project

Since its inception in 2004, the Okanola project has been instrumental in the adoption of winter canola in the Southern Great Plains by providing the knowledge and information needed to produce a successful canola crop.
Website

Village Farms International

Village Farms leads the industry as premier grower and marketer in North America of branded, finest quality, hydroponic greenhouse grown produce.
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Priorities

Watershed Protection Department, City of Austin

Originally called the Drainage Utility, the Watershed Protection Department was established in 1991 to manage the City’s creeks, drainage systems and water quality programs. Our focus is reducing the impact of flooding, erosion and water pollution.
Website
Programs

State IPM coordinators - SERA003

This committee consists of IPM Coordinators and researchers from Land Grant universities across the region. SERA stands for Southern Extension and Research Activities.

Chair: Glenn Studebaker, University of Arkansas
Chair-elect / Secretary: David Kerns, Texas A&M University
Webpage
Priorities
Contacts:

SIPMC-supported working groups