IPM Innovation Lab Announcements: 

  • Join IPM IL in celebrating recent VA Tech Master’s Geography graduate Kaitlyn Spangler who completed her thesis on the ties between IPM, gender, and geography. Read more about her work and what’s next for her here.
  • 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.”
  • In April 2018, IPM IL Director Muni Muniappan’s book Integrated Pest Management of Tropical Vegetable Crops was listed as one of the top 50% most downloaded eBooks with several thousand viewers. Download the book 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).