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.
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8/3/16 IPM Voice Has Moved!
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7/28/16 July IPM Voice Newsletter Available
July's IPM Voice Newsletter includes articles on how awareness is needed to increase preparedness for the tomato leafminer, a devastating pest that just destroyed 80% of Nigeria's tomato crop; how bats and owls combat pests and protect children from pesticide exposure in South Africa; and how drones are diagnosing plant health and cutting insecticide use in Australia. For the full version, see our Newsletters page.
6/30/16 June IPM Voice Newsletter Available
June's IPM Voice Newsletter includes articles on a new study that quantifies the high costs of imported forest pests; scientists using peach pit chemistry to develop a protective seed coating; and a new experimental device that uses sound to disrupt the citrus psyllid's mating. For the full version, see our Newsletters page.
5/30/16 May IPM Voice Newsletter Available
May's IPM Voice Newsletter topics include how the Integrated Tick Management Symposium highlighted the need for action on IPM for tickborne diseases; snails are found to select sources of food based on dislike for smells, which could open the door to bio-based olfactory repellents; scientists also identify a new biocontrol mechanism: male-killing bacteria to control insects. For the full version, see our Newsletters page.
4/29/16 April IPM Voice Newsletter Available
April's IPM Voice Newsletter includes articles on the USDA announcing $4 Million in grants for IPM; researchers exploring cultures and RNA interference techniques to combat citrus greening disease; and a new biocontrol mechanism discovered: beneficial microbes producing phytohormones and inducing plant disease resistance. For the full version, see our Newsletters page.
3/30/16 March IPM Voice Newsletter Available
March's IPM Voice Newsletter highlights a European Union-funded Research-to-Market partnership model for the development of biological control products, a new class of biopesticides derived from arachnid venom and tested as low-risk to honeybees and mammals, and a new fungal biocontrol that is helping European potato farmers who are hamstrung by the EU moratorium on fipronil. For the full version, see our Newsletters page.
2/29/16 February IPM Voice Newsletter Available
February's IPM Voice Newsletter highlights an Areawide IPM bill that needs support in the House of Representatives, a new genetic engineering technique known as CRISPR that could transform agriculture and nature, and a new experimental method to detect Lyme disease which highlights the need for greater integrated tick management. For the full version, see our Newsletters page.
1/31/16 January IPM Voice Newsletter Available
January's IPM Voice Newsletter discusses how the decline in public research funding has prompted a senator's call for greater investment, microbial seed treatments that are on the horizon, and how bees have a new job. For the full version, see our Newsletters page.
12/31/15 December IPM Voice Newsletter Available
December's IPM Voice Newsletter discusses the passage of the 2016 Omnibus Appropriations Bill, attract-and-kill IPM methods for fruit pests being explored by MSU researchers, UN-supported efforts in Jamaica to control beet armyworm and two exciting upcoming conferences for 2016. For the full version, see our Newsletters page.
11/30/15 November IPM Voice Newsletter Available
The November issue of the IPM Voice Newsletter announces the publication of a new whitepaper by the Organic & IPM Working Group, a paper aimed at examining what's needed to overcome our food production challenges. It also covers the debate ignited by the first pesticide residue lawsuit for Colorado's recreational cannabis industry, examines new research on the value of biological control for cereal crops, and more. For a full version, see our Newsletters page.
10/29/15 October IPM Voice Newsletter Available
The October edition of IPM Voice announces their application for a planning grant to support research and dissemination of a new food narrative, recounts the accomplishments of the National IPM Coordinating Committee and summarizes research that just received a continuation grant on combating brown marmorated stink bug. For the full version, see our Newsletters page.
10/13/15 New Publications on Value of IPM from the IPM Centers
Since the beginning of the year, the Western IPM Center has published several special reports on the benefits of IPM and IPM program funding for the Western region and the United States. The oldest of the three special reports, published in March explores adoption and impacts of IPM in the western region. Then in July, a second report was published that explored the extended benefits of the federally funded Regional IPM grants in the Western region. Followed by a report published colalboratively by all the Centers in August that reported on the national impacts of the same Regional IPM grant program. You can fiind links to each of these resources on the Western IPM Center's Special Reports Page or our IPM Resources & Fact Sheets page.
09/30/15 September IPM Voice Newsletter Available
The September edition of IPM Voice projects the implications of the federal appropriations process for FY 2016 on IPM funding, summarizes a study on the potential of knowledge networks for extension, highlights a Grist news article that profiles integrated pest control technique, "push-pull," and recaps a study on improving IPM practices for brown marmorated stink bug in sweet corn. For a full version, see our Newsletters page.
09/03/15 August IPM Voice Newsletter Available
The August edition of IPM Voice explores new EPA regulations for restricted use pesticde applications, highlights a Western IPM Center report that analyzed the benefits of federal IPM program funding and summarizes new research on bee biology that may hold the key to developing bee vaccines. For a full version, see our Newsletters page.
07/31/15 July IPM Voice Newsletter Available
The July edition of IPM Voice investigates the Senate proposal to move consolidated IPM funding into an overhead exempt classification, covers a fly-in of farmers to support sustainable ag programs on capitol hill, summarizes moquito diseases and research in the news and recounts the development of a new lady beetle egg harvesting system. For a full verison, see our Newsletters page.
06/30/15 June IPM Voice Newsletter Available
The June edition of IPM Voice describes the IR-4 priority setting process for their research program, summarizes recent developments in policy and research on pollinator health and profiles a new group out of Florida which conducts research and outreach on forest pest threats. For a full version, see our Newsletters page.
06/02/15 May IPM Voice Newsletter Available
The May edition of IPM Voice explores various perspectives on the new overhead charges on federal IPM funding lines, digs deeper into the buzz about drones and their potential use in IPM, and profiles a new study which may have found a relative of the brown marmorated stink bug that can be used as biological control against it. For a full version, see our Newsletters page.
05/04/15 April IPM Voice Newsletter Available
The April edition of IPM Voice investigates the implications of new consolidated funding lines for federal IPM programs, highlights a New York Times article that describes IPM use in India, summarizes a study that found species diversity slowed the development of pesticide resistance, and profiles an aritcle that explores potential drawbacks to RNAi technology discussed in the March IPM Voice Newsletter. For a full version, see our Newsletters page.
03/27/15 March IPM Voice Newsletter Available
The March issue of IPM Voice explores the EPAs new proposed regulations for protecting against corn rootworm resistance to Bt corn, a national news story on IPM responses to a study that identified bubonic plague-carrying fleas on rats in New York City, and a synopsis of a trial that used RNA interference to fight Colorado potato beetle. For a full version, see our Newsletters page.
03/04/15 February IPM Voice Newsletter Available
The February issue of IPM Voice explores the President's 2016 budget's potential impacts on agricultural research funding and food safety regulation, recaps a program on IPM Solutions to pesticide resistance aired on the Diane Rehm Show, and summarizes findings of a study in which cover crops improved soil health and inhibited pathogens. For a full version, see our Newsletters page.
02/24/15 Early Registration Deadline Extended for IPM Symposium
01/29/15 January IPM Voice Newsletter Available
01/29/15 EPA Proposes Framework to Prevent Corn Rootworm Resistance
Today, EPA is seeking public comment on a proposed framework intended to delay the corn rootworm pest becoming resistant to corn genetically engineered to produce Bt pesticides. These measures and others are designed to significantly delay corn rootworms from developing resistance to Bt pesticides genetically engineered into corn (a plant-incorporated protectant or PIP). The proposed framework would change the way farmers use Bt corn, in order to slow the development of resistance. The EPA is seeking input from all stakeholders on specific SAP recommendations, including alternative approaches or counter proposals to address corn rootworm resistance management issues raised by the panel. EPA’s proposed framework is available under docket number EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0805 at www.regulations.gov. Comments and suggestions for alternative approaches are due by March 16, 2015.
01/20/15 Complete the USDA 2014 Organic Producer Survey
01/15/15 Organize a Symposium for ICE 2016
12/23/14 Upcoming IPM Symposium Opportunities and Deadlines
12/19/14 December IPM Voice Newsletter Available
12/16/14 Ag Annex Posts Article on IPM Practices and Benefits
12/16/14 IPM-Related Presentations at the 2015 Agricultural Outlook Forum
12/12/14 IPM Enhancement Grant Open, RFA Webinar Recording Available
12/05/14 First Webinar Next Week in New IAQ Master Class Webinar Series
11/25/14 IPM Enhancement Grant RFA Coming Soon
11/25/14 November IPM Voice Newsletter Available
11/11/14 Online Submission of Poster Abstracts for the 8th International IPM Symposium Now Open!
11/11/14 Call for Nominations for Friends of Southern IPM Award
11/11/14 New 2013-2014 NYS IPM Annual Review
10/31/14 ESA Announces First Class of Science Policy Fellows
10/31/14 Red Gold, Inc. Receives Sysco’s Supplier Sustainability Award
10/30/14 October IPM Voice Newsletter Available.
10/30/14 International IPM Symposium Seeks Nominations for IPM Achievement Awards.
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.