Integrated Pest Management (IPM) has been delivering important economic, environmental and health benefits to agriculture and communities for more than 40 years.  IPM Voice is a new, independent nonprofit corporation working to increase IPM adoption, awareness and support. 

Our mission is to advocate for integrated pest management (IPM) that is genuinely progressive and seeks continuous improvement of environmental, social and economic conditions through application of accepted scientific principles. We comprise diverse philosophies and approaches united to support a broad foundation upon which IPM will be strengthened and improved.

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11/25/14 IPM Enhancement Grant RFA Coming Soon
The Southern IPM Center’s Request for Applications (RFA) for their 2015 IPM Enhancement Grants will come out no later than tomorrow, November 26, 2014. The application process and proposal requirements have changed substantially since last year, so the IPM Center will be hosting a webinar on Wednesday, December 10 explaining the process. Recommended project periods will be 12 months (no later than Mar. 1 2014 – Feb 28, 2015) with project types and funding limits similar to the 2014 RFA. For more information visit the Southern IPM Center website or their blog.

 

11/25/14 November IPM Voice Newsletter Available
The November issue of IPM Voice explores political activity around pollinator health and pest management, media coverage of 3-D printing in IPM research, the development of new lure products for spotted wing drosophilia and an update on the board’s early November meeting in DC. For a full version, see our Newsletters page. 

 

11/11/14 Online Submission of Poster Abstracts for the 8th International IPM Symposium Now Open!
Share your IPM work at the 8th International IPM Symposium, March 23-26, 2015. More details about the content and design of posters can be found here. The deadline for online submission of poster abstracts that contain an accurate summary of the work is Monday, January 5, 2015.

 

11/11/14 Call for Nominations for Friends of Southern IPM Award
Every year the Southern IPM Center presents professional and academic Friends of IPM Awards to outstanding contributors to IPM research, education, and implementation. There are two graduate student awards for a Masters and a Ph.D. student. Six further professional awards recognize educators, leaders, and teams. Nominations are due Friday, December 12, 2014. For more information on all award categories and the nomination procedure, visit the Friends of IPM Award website.

 

11/11/14 New 2013-2014 NYS IPM Annual Review
This year’s Annual Report of the New York State IPM Program highlights some innovative new tools and approaches to pest management for the northeast and beyond. The update included stories on their new app, Pocket IPM: Greenhouse Guide, to help track pest populations and recommend control measures, high usage of their IPM Organic Guides, dealing with pests in corn production and the dangers of spotted wing drosophila. Read the whole report here.

 

10/31/14 ESA Announces First Class of Science Policy Fellows 
The Entomological Society of America (ESA) selected five candidates for a new fellowship program to train scientists as effective advocates for entomological research. The fellows will interact with lawmakers, legislative staff, federal agency leaders and other scientists on science policy and science funding decisions. The program will select five new fellows yearly for two year terms. More.

 

10/31/14 Red Gold, Inc. Receives Sysco’s Supplier Sustainability Award
Sysco awarded Red Gold, Inc., a canned tomato products supplier, the Sustainable Supplier Award for practices such as in-plant energy upgrades, wetland creation, tree farm development, sponsorship of a Stewardship Award for growers, and water usage reductions. Red Gold, Inc. has been an active participant in shaping Sysco’s IPM Program and is a top performer on its own IPM Program evaluations. Congratulations Red Gold, Inc!  More.

 

10/30/14 October IPM Voice Newsletter Available.
The October issue of IPM Voice provides updates on the recipients of NIFA’s first Crop Protection and Pest Management Program grants, seasonally relevant topics such as the Great Stink Bug Count and IPM for season-extending growing spaces and information on the IPM Voice board meeting scheduled for November 6 & 7 in Washington, D.C. For a full version, see our Newsletters page.  

 

10/30/14 International IPM Symposium Seeks Nominations for IPM Achievement Awards.
The organizers of the 8th International IPM Symposium are accepting nominations for IPM Achievement Awards recognizing outstanding work in IPM implementation. Any one may nominate individuals, organizations or business and self-nomination is allowed. The deadline for nomination is December 1, 2014. Find more information and nomination applications here.

9/24/14 September IPM Voice Newsletter Available.

The September issue of IPM Voice presents NIFA's 2015 Presidential Budget, a watershed contamination study released by the US Geological Survey, and an IPM Committee being held this week in Washington, D.C. For a full version, see our Newsletters page.

8/26/14 August IPM Voice Newsletter Available.

The August issue of IPM Voice discusses a new study showing the variety of constaints to IPM adoption in developed and developing countries, as well as the University of Illinois's University Housing achieving Green Shield Certification. For a full version, see our Newsletters page.

8/21/14 EPA Releases School IPM Best Practice Guide and Webinar Series.

Accompanying its new webinar series, Environmental Protection Agency released “Model Pesticide Safety and IPM Guidance Policy for School Districts.”  This document aids school districts wanting to adopt IPM-related policies and programs in their schools.  The document addresses pesticide safety and proactive pest management. The companion webinar series, which started August 20th, covers IPM as it relates to schools and mosquitos, ticks, outdoor pests, bed bugs, rodents and nuissance birds. Registration for these webinars found here.

8/20/14 Biopesticide Database Available from IR-4 Project.

IR-4 Project hosts an extensive database of biopesticides funded by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  The database is searchable by crop, pest, state, organic approval, active ingredient and trade name.  It provides useful information such as the trade name, an image of the product label, EPA registration number, manufacturer name and contact, worker reentry times, pre-harvest intervals and more. The database can be found here.

8/6/14 Call for Abstracts for European IPM Conference.

The Congress on IPM Innovation in Europe will be held in Poznań, Poland on January 14-16, 2015.Organized by the Pure project and Poland's Institute of Plant Protection - National Research Institute, the Congress is accepting abstract submissions until September 15, 2014 and is currently open for registration. For details on location, registration and lodging, see the 3rd Circular.

7/30/14 July IPM Voice Newsletter Available.

The July issue of IPM Voice discusses the FAO's Farmer Field School bringing IPM practices to the developing world, the new Coordinated IPM program networking the member states of the EU, and the Potato Sustainability Initiative's positive influence on potato production. For a full version, see our Newsletters page.

7/24/14 European Union Launches Coordinated IPM Program.

As of May 2014, the European Union is funding a research coordination project, named Coordinated IPM (C-IPM), to help 21 European countries and 32 organizations develop policies and research strategies regarding IPM. The EU has granted almost $3.5 million (~ € 2.5 million) to help agricultural ministries and research institutions collaborate research efforts and boost extension through such channels as a new exchange forum and by linking existing initiatives. Visit C-IPM.org to learn more and be sure to view their July issue of the C-IPM Newsletter.

7/8/14 June IPM Voice Newsletter Available.

The June issue of IPM Voice discusses the Organic and IPM Working Group, the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, and the IPM Voice Board of Directors revisiting its mission, leadership and funding. For a full version, see our Newsletters page.

Why I Became a Member of IPM Voice, Harold Coble.

I became a member of IPM Voice because I believe that for IPM to survive as a strong, viable approach to pest management, we must have a champion - a champion willing to educate and provide documentation of our successes and needs to those in seats of authority. I believe IPM Voice can be that champion. Those of us involved on a day-to-day basis understand the importance of IPM, but we mostly take for granted that the public and our elected representatives understand that also - WRONG! We have seen what can happen to support programs for IPM when no one is standing up for us. More.

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