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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6/2/17 June IPM Voice Newsletter Available

June's IPM Voice Newsletter takes a look at how the APLU has petitioned for $200 Million in increased funding for USDA-NIFA programs in FY2018, a new study that examines the effects of landscape characteristics on insecticide use, and an open access guide to stink bug IPM that is now available. Take a look at the Newsletters page for the full articles.

4/1/17 March IPM Voice Newsletter Available

IPM Voice is now published bimonthly instead of monthly! March's IPM Voice newsletter examines the $12.1 million available through USDA-NIFA to support crop protection and pest management, how the USDA Agricultural Research Service has been investigating a Hawaiian tree blight, how researchers have discovered how insect-pathogenic mycoinsecticides are activated and enhanced by mycoviruses and how greenhouse growers are using remote sensing technology to optimize IPM . Visit the Newsletters page for the complete articles.

2/1/17 January IPM Voice Newsletter Available

January's newsletter reports on scientists suggesting ten global policies that can be adopted to protect pollinators. how farmers are turning to falcons to deter bird pests, and an anti-fertility rat control technology that has earned EPA approval. See the Newsletters page for the complete articles.

12/1/16 November IPM Voice Newsletter Available

November's IPM Voice Newsletter takes a look at a new United Nations Food & Agriculture report calling for the broad transformation of global agricultural systems, how a high-powered laser fence is scaring away crop pests, and a research study advocating a change towards holistic, IPM-based thinking for field crop weed management. Check out the Newsletters page for the complete articles.

11/1/16 October IPM Voice Newsletter Available

October's IPM Voice Newsletter provides a federal IPM appropriations status update, a story on a new study analyzing the global invasive species risk and response capacity, a story on researchers who've created an interactive pest-mapping IT tool for IPM decision-making, and a story on a beneficial virus commercialized as a biopesticide for cotton bollworm. For the full version, see our Newsletters page.

10/5/16 September IPM Voice Newsletter Available

September's IPM Voice Newsletter includes a new call by researchers for an increase in diverse systems-based ag funding, how a new discovery may lead to novel mosquito repellents; how comet-sniffing technology has been used to detect bed bug pheromones, news on the 9th International IPM Symposium and a breaking IPM Funding Update. For the full version, see our Newsletters page.


8/3/16 IPM Voice Has Moved!

IPM Voice has changed locations. Please update your contact information with our new address:


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Madison, WI 53703


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
The deadline for the early registration rate to attend the 8th International IPM Symposium has been extended until Friday February 27, 2015. Don’t miss this chance to register at $350 Regular/$175 student/$185 One-day prices! After February 27th, registration increases to $400 Regular/$225 Student/$210 One-day. For registration information visit


01/29/15 January IPM Voice Newsletter Available
The January issue of IPM Voice summarizes recent activity around increasing federal agricultural research funding, highlights a national news story by NPR on a new mosquito-borne virus, and recaps recent research that has developed a highly effective bed bug lure. For a full version, see our Newsletters page.


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 Comments and suggestions for alternative approaches are due by March 16, 2015.


01/20/15 Complete the USDA 2014 Organic Producer Survey
The 2014 Organic Producer Survey is now underway. The National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) mailed surveys to organic producers nationwide, and participation is mandatory for all organic farmers. The data is crucial to developing agriculture-related programs to benefit growers and communities. Responses are due by mail by February 13, 2015 or online by April 3, 2015. For FAQs, instructions, a sample survey, and promotional materials visit NASS’s website.


01/15/15 Organize a Symposium for ICE 2016
Submissions for symposia organizers are now open for the XXV International Congress of Entomology (ICE) in 2016.  Symposia will be 2-4 hours long and comprise of fifteen-minute presentations related to any of 30 designated scientific sections. Submissions on IPM are encouraged and applicable to several of the sections including Integrated Pest Management and Sustainable Agriculture, Urban Entomology in a Changing Environment, and Biological Control and Insect Pathology. Submissions are due March 2, 2015. A full description of application requirements is available here.


12/23/14 Upcoming IPM Symposium Opportunities and Deadlines
The 8th International IPM Symposium is set for March 23-26, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah. If you would like to share your IPM work at the symposium poster session, your poster abstract must be submitted online by January 5, 2015. If you would like to be an exhibitor or sponsor to increase your exposure to leaders in the field of IPM, the cost of an exhibit booth is $750 and comes with one symposium registration. Contact Elaine Wolff at for more information about exhibiting and sponsorship. General registration will be open shortly, look for an announcement when it goes live.


12/19/14 December IPM Voice Newsletter Available
The December issue of IPM Voice presents information on a new European Research Network focused on IPM research in the EU, media coverage of a bed bug hearing held by Philadelphia’s City Council, and new research using alkaloids from the skin of poisonous frogs to stun and kill fire ants and mosquitoes. For a full version, see our Newsletters page.

12/19/14 December Issue of ENDURE News Explores State of IPM in Europe
ENDURE recently published their December issue of ENDURE News containing twelve in-depth articles on IPM practices and research in Europe. The newsletter profiles crop protection practices in Italy, updates on the upcoming PURE congress, and surveys recent activities of the ERA-NET C-IPM. The newsletter also explores several topical issues in IPM research like EuroBlight in Latin America and newly published research on applying agro-ecological principles to cropping systems. Browse the full newsletter here.


12/16/14 Ag Annex Posts Article on IPM Practices and Benefits
Canadian online agricultural news aggregator Ag Annex posted a long article this month detailing the basic premises and benefits of IPM in agricultural systems. The article briefly explained IPM control mechanisms like trap crops, precise timing of seeding, pheromone disruption of pest mating, and use of physical barriers like netting for high value crops. Most attention was paid to proper timing of pesticide applications to avoid harming beneficial insect populations. Read the whole article here.


12/16/14 IPM-Related Presentations at the 2015 Agricultural Outlook Forum
On February 19 and 20 the USDA Office of the Chief Economist will host the Agricultural Outlook Forum in Arlington, Virginia. IPM-related topics include a breakout session on pollinator health including topics like “Diseases & Pesticides Affecting Bee Health” and “Bees on the Farm” on February 20th and another breakout session later that same day around antimicrobial resistance. A complete schedule of sessions and speakers is available online.


12/12/14 IPM Enhancement Grant Open, RFA Webinar Recording Available
The Southern IPM Center’s Request for Applications (RFA) for 2015 IPM Enhancement Grants is now online. Deadline for submission is 5 pm EST on January 16, 2015. More information on grant submission format and rules are on the Southern IPM Center website.  A recording of the December 10th webinar explaining the substantial changes made to this year’s RFA is now available online.


12/05/14 First Webinar Next Week in New IAQ Master Class Webinar Series
On December 11 the EPA SHIELD Network will debut the first webinar in a series of ten 1-hour technical core-competency trainings intended to build the capacity of school district staff across the country to start, improve, or sustain an Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) management program. Continuing education units are pending and certificates of completion will be provided to all who complete the post training evaluation.  The live broadcasts will be recorded and made available for on-demand viewing on the EPA website.  The first installment, "Making the Case for Environmental Health, Academic Performance and High-Performing Facilities," will be held Thursday, December 11, 2014 from 1:00 am – 2:30 pm ET (including Q&A). To register click here and for more information on the following webinars in the series see this flyer.


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 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.