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Celebrating Women in Science

With March being Women’s Month, the IPM Innovation Lab celebrates the many women who contribute to our projects, to science, and beyond.  

Study Shows Elevation Affects Fly’s Use as Natural Enemy of Invasive Weed

Through a study conducted by the IPM Innovation Lab’s collaborators at Tribhuvan University in Nepal, it was found that gall abundance and size is impacted by elevation, which has important implications for biocontrol. 

Virginia Tech, University of Virginia work to safeguard U.S. tomato industry from invasive pest

VT and UVA collaborate to protect the United States’ billion dollar tomato industry from Tuta absoluta.

Rodents and Rice: Cambodian Farmers Find Safe and Productive Ways to Fight Furry Pests

With rodents eating rice yields in Cambodia, IRRI and the IPM Innovation Lab partner to introduce sustainable methods to abate their damage. 

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.