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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 Enhancement Grant RFA has been released

The IPM Enhancement Grant RFA is now available online. Deadline is Friday, January 16, 2015, at 5 PM EST. If you missed the webinar on December 10, or just want to watch it again, go to http://youtu.be/8NZxbv3fMOs Go to this page for more information about this year's RFA.

IPM South - Featured posts from our blog

Scientists find possible biological control for redbay ambrosia beetle
Friday, December 19, 2014
Scientists at the University of Florida have discovered a few fungal biological control options that show promise for fighting the redbay ambrosia beetle.
How Could IPM Have Helped?
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
The School IPM 2020 Newsletter presents two cases at schools in which an IPM program could have prevented the consequences.
Online Submission of Poster Abstracts Is Open for 8th International IPM Symposium
Monday, December 15, 2014
Use this opportunity to share your IPM work. Plan to submit a poster for the 8th International IPM Symposium that will be held March 23-26, 2015, in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

Comprehensive News from the Southern Region

New technology to be explored at UK Winter Wheat Meeting
Friday, December 19, 2014
Grain growers will soon get a firsthand look at a new mobile tool to help them make real-time, informed decisions on their fields at the University of Kentucky Wheat Science Group’s annual winter meeting Jan. 6.
Symposium in Savannah will highlight benefits of grafting for vegetables
Friday, December 19, 2014
The 3rd National Vegetable Grafting Symposium: “Growing New Roots for the Vegetable Industry in the U.S.” will be Jan. 8, 2015 at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center in conjunction with the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference.
APHIS seeks comments on proposed biological control for citrus psyllid
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Excerpted from Logan Hawkes’s article in Southwest Farm Press The U.S. citrus industry has been facing a serious threat from a disease that has spread from the East coast to the West Coast over the course of the last two decades, carried by a small insect that feeds on the leaves and stems of citrus […]

Funding Opportunities

IPM Enhancement Grant RFA is available online
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
The IPM Enhancement Grant program is open for proposals. Deadline is Friday, January 16, at 5 PM.
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.

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.
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Florida researchers examined what attracts and repels the armadillo.

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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


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