The IPM Innovation Lab has been working with farmers in nearly 30 countries around the world for more than two decades. While our innovations and research continue to be expounded on, we would like to highlight some of the more noteworthy endeavors that we’re proud to have taken part in. The following links will take you to our success stories, which are stories of farmers and other agriculture professionals who took a risk by incorporating integrated pest management techniques into their work.
IPM IL collaborators icipe continue to develop and apply Push-Pull, a technique that’s helping smallholder farmers protect their crops from pests, among other benefits.
IPM IL introduces dragon fruit farmers to sleeving that helps protect their crops from pests, diseases, and the use of toxic pesticides.
Market Penetration of IPM Technology Shifts Farmer Choice to Healthier and Environmentally Friendly Practices
Investments into farmer engagement programs results in major business growth in the Southern Delta.
Improvements in irrigation and integrated pest management lead to higher vegetable crop yields for a 21-household village in Nepal.
Virginia Tech undergraduate students work with potato farmers in the Ecuadorian Andes, combining integrated pest management techniques with conservation agriculture.
The IPM Innovation Lab partnered with Tamil Nadu Agricultural University to organize a 20-week radio series on IPM methods that reached thousands of farmers.
Working alongside local scientists, IPM IL researchers help Ugandan farmers reduce pesticides, benefitting the environment, boosting the local economy, and improving livelihoods.
Thanks to efforts by scientists in a Virginia Tech-led program, the papaya mealybug—an emerging threat from India to Indonesia—is being identified and contained.
The little-known fruit, rich in vitamins and a source of dietary diversification, gets a boost in production from an IPM IL program in Ecuador.
With cuelure, damage caused by fruit flies went down 70%, and farmers have been making a profit. After just a few seasons with the new technique, Bangladeshi cucurbit farmers are making three times what they made before.
Bangladeshi women learn how to graft high-yielding eggplant root stock to sick plants. This simple technology reduces the need for pesticide applications and increases their harvests.
For the IPM Innovation Lab (IPM IL), capacity building goes beyond numbers on a page. It’s about investing in people and providing them with the tools and knowledge to learn, teach, grow, and discover.