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How is the IPM Innovation Lab changing the world?

Virginia Tech team wins three awards for excellence in integrated pest management

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Regional IPM Centers have awarded the IPM Innovation Lab three awards, including a lifetime achievement award granted to Director Muni Muniappan. 

Two Insects Lead the Fight Against Destructive Invasive Weed – But There’s Still More to be Done

The release of two natural enemies against the invasive weed Parthenium hysterophorus is helping to improve agricultural lands throughout East Africa and beyond. 

Kenyan Farmers Find Hope in Fighting Fall Armyworm

With the release of fall armyworm natural enemies, farmers are seeing increased yields and improved working conditions. 

Virginia Tech Research Explores Climate Change and the Future of Food in Nepal

The IPM Innovation Lab is measuring the impacts of climate change on crops in Nepal, and how it will affect the country’s vulnerable communities. 

The Gendered Impacts of Integrated Pest Management in Ethiopia and Beyond

Implementation of the Push-Pull Technology in Ethiopia is not only increasing yields, but improving livelihoods for women involved in livestock management. 

A Guide to Biological Control of the Fall Armyworm in Africa Using Egg Parasitoids 

The IPM Innovation Lab has trained dozens of researchers on methods of mass-production and release of natural enemies to be used against the fall armyworm.