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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 Enhancement Grant to be released soon

Keep an eye out for the release of the Southern IPM Center's IPM Enhancement Grant RFA.

  • The RFA for will be released no later than Wednesday, Nov. 26. Deadline for submission will be a date TBD, in the first half of January.
  • Recommended project periods will be 12 months no later than Mar. 1 2014 - Feb 28, 2015.
  • Project types will be very similar and funding limits similar to the 2014 IPM Enhancement Grants RFA. [more]

IPM South - Featured posts from our blog

IPM Enhancement Grant RFA to be released soon
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Keep an eye out for the release of the Southern IPM Center's IPM Enhancement Grant RFA.
Study shows reduced-risk IPM program effectively manages pests and conserves beneficial predators
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Multiyear studies comparing conventional pesticide use to reduced-risk pesticides in peach orchards have concluded that a program combining reduced-risk insecticides with an IPM program provides adequate control of pests and conserves insect predators.
Virginia Tech experts tackle bed bugs in public housing
Friday, November 14, 2014
Two Virginia Tech extension entomologists proved that safe bed bug control doesn’t have to be expensive, but it’s more effective when it’s proactive.

Comprehensive News from the Southern Region

Pollinators take center stage on Capitol Hill
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
There are several discussions in Congress about how best to protect pollinators.
Webinar on IPM in crucifer crops December 2
Monday, November 24, 2014
Join eOrganic for a webinar on the organic management of the yellowmargined leaf beetle, presented by Rammohan Balusu and Ayanava Majumdar of Auburn University, and Ron Cave of the University of Florida.
Guide to Stink Bugs posted online
Monday, November 24, 2014
A revised version of the Field Guide to Stink Bugs of Agricultural Importance in the United States can now be found online.

Funding Opportunities

Funding opportunities from USDA
Monday, November 24, 2014
This post provides a link to an updated and comprehensive guide to federal funding programs in areas related to sustainable agriculture and more.
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.

Employment Opportunities

Join the StopPests team at Cornell
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
The Northeastern IPM Center at Cornell University is hiring an Extension Support Specialist.
Pesticide Safety Educator position open in California
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
The University of California Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program is hiring a Pesticide Safety Educator. Deadline for applications is December 17.
Two job opportunities at the Northeastern IPM Center
Friday, November 14, 2014
The Northeastern IPM Center invites applications for two (2) open positions: Grants and Partnership Coordinator and StopPests Trainer and Consultant.
A 2011 project uses GIS to determine landscape factors that influence wood boring insect patterns.


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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