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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

USDA NIFA needs input on Centers of Excellence
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
NIFA will be holding web-based listening sessions to gather input that will be used in developing a process for consistently providing priority consideration to these Centers of Excellence. Stakeholder input is welcome at any time, but to be incorporated into planning for the 2015 cycle, it should be received by July 31, 2014.
Pesticide regulations in United States schools
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
When used properly, pesticides can be valuable tools that reduce risks from pests. However, in schools and childcare settings, pesticides should be used with greater care to reduce risks to children. Many U.S. states have encouraged this care by passing laws governing pesticide use in schools. An article in the summer 2014 issue of American Entomologist takes a closer look at these laws in various states and makes several recommendations for safety regulations for schools in general.
Forming a battlefront against pests in schools: the pest management team
Thursday, July 10, 2014
If you're like most people, you want pests to stay outdoors. In a large, populated building like a school, that takes coordination and cooperation. Learn how to form a united front again pests in schools.

Comprehensive News from the Southern Region

North Carolina turfgrass field day in August
Thursday, July 24, 2014
N.C. State University’s annual Turfgrass Field Day will be held in Raleigh at the Lake Wheeler Turfgrass Research Lab, Aug. 13, 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
First Chikungunya case acquired in the United States reported in Florida
Friday, July 18, 2014
Seven months after the mosquito-borne virus chikungunya was recognized in the Western Hemisphere, the first locally acquired case of the disease has surfaced in the continental United States. The case was reported today in Florida in a male who had not recently traveled outside the United States.
Mississippi leads nation in number of herbicide-resistant weed species
Friday, July 18, 2014
Mississippi Extension specialist Darrin Dodds talks to Farm Press editor Hembree Brandon about Mississippi's place at the top of the rankings when it comes to herbicide-resistant weed species.

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

National Center for Appropriate Technology Seeks Sustainable Agriculture Specialist
Thursday, July 24, 2014
NCAT has an opening in our Southwest Regional Office for a sustainable agriculture specialist. The specialist will work directly with farmers and ranchers on crop and livestock production, soil health, water quality, organic certification, and other topics.
IPM Institute Co-Director Position Available
Thursday, July 17, 2014
The IPM Institute is seeking a highly motivated and self directed person with management experience to contribute leadership and oversight to the IPM Institute as a co-director.
Collection Manager, Insects – Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL, USA
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago is looking for an insect Collection Manager. This is a full-time, permanent position.
The Black Sigatoka is a devastating disease of banana but can be managed with IPM.


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: July 25, 2014