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IPM Innovation Lab Announcements: 

  • From March 19-22 2018, the IPM IL Management Entity presented in two successful symposia in Baltimore on “The Spread and Management of the South American Tomato Leafminer, Tuta absoluta” and “IPM Packages for Tropical Crops: How the IPM Innovation Lab Helps Achieve Food Security in the Developing World.”
  • Check out IPM IL’s recent piece on battling the Fall Army Worm in VT News.
  • On August 27 at 9:00am Eastern time, IPM IL will host a webinar on Tuta absoluta, the tomato leafminer destroying tomato crops across the globe.
  • From May 28-31, the IPM IL team will be travelling to Cambodia for the 2018 TAC Meeting.
  • From July 29-August 3rd in Boston, IPM IL will be participating in a symposium at the International Congress of Plant Pathology (ICPP) 2018: Plant Health in A Global Economy.
  • For upcoming events, look here.
  • How is the IPM Innovation Lab changing the world?

    IPM Researcher, VT student Wins Major Award: 

    On October 14, an entomology graduate student from Niger with ties to Muniappan and the Innovation Lab won the BIFAD graduate student Award for Scientific Excellence at an event held in conjunction with the World Food Prize ceremonies in Des Moines, Iowa.

    Berks woman back after 2-month study in Nepal: 

    IPM Innovation Lab graduate student Kaitlyn Spangler talks to her hometown news station about her gender research in Nepal, what she’s learned, and what she hopes to achieve.

    IPM Innovation Lab scientists rally international coalition to stop a pestilent ‘army’: 

    A pest native to North and South America, the Fall Armyworm first landed in western Africa and reached eastern Africa a year later. The pest has the potential to destroy more than $3 billion in corn throughout Africa and trigger food shortages next year.

    Two biological agents are damaging the invasive weed parthenium in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia:

    Large tracts of farmlands and pastures in the Amhara Regional State of Ethiopia are infested by the invasive weed parthenium (Parthenium hysterophorus).