The IPM Innovation Lab and IRRI introduce new tools to Southeast Asia, prompting farmers to demonstrate their own ingenuity.
In collaboration with the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Sorghum and Millet, the IPM Innovation Lab helps mitigate the devastating millet head miner with the use of natural enemies.
With devastation from the fall armyworm on the rise, the IPM Innovation Lab is looking to biological control as the safest, most economical, and productive method for its management.
Virginia Tech’s Biocomplexity Institute and IPM Innovation Lab collaborate on specialized online project management tool
Organizing documents and travel for international projects can be difficult because there are so many stakeholders collaborating together. Now, with this specialized online portal, organization will be exponentially easier, quicker, and more efficient.
Climate change increases the risk for invasive species as more hospitable weather allows movement into new areas. With no natural enemies to stop it, the tomato leafminer Tuta absoluta can wipe out a country’s tomato harvest.
Trichoderma is a beneficial fungus that is great at eating “bad” fungi as well as promoting plant growth. For developing countries where crop pests and diseases are a major problem, Trichoderma is a vital tool. To help spread awareness, the IPM Innovation Lab recently held a Trichoderma workshop at the Royal University of Agriculture in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Scientists have dubbed Parthenium hysterophorus, a species of flowering plant in the aster family, the “worst weed of the century.” The IPM Innovation Lab has a project to fight the weed in East Africa.
Virginia Tech students traveled to Ecuador to learn more about IPM packages that decrease erosion and deforestation and improve crop yields and quality.
IPM Innovation Lab interventions in Ethiopia focus on the tomato leafminer – a pest that causes devastation on tomato crops in Europe, Africa and South America