IPM Scoop

Quick stories relating to the IPM Innovation Lab.

  • International Agriculture Development — Now in Color!:

    Imagine you’re a farmer growing fruit on steep mountainous slopes. It’s hard work; you wake before dawn and spend most of the day on terraces and hillsides, tending to your crop. But things are getting harder. Your country’s population is increasing, and more people are moving to the hills to farm. The climate is changing, […]

  • Can you draw me a map?:

    Written by Mary Harman Parks This post was originally published on the OIRED COMPASS Blog. “A map does not just chart, it unlocks and formulates meaning; it forms bridges between here and there, between disparate ideas that we did not know were previously connected.” -Reif Larsen, The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet. My friends and family, […]

  • Weed-eating Beetle to the Rescue:

    “We have to reduce pesticide use, and there is a way! It’s called biocontrol.” -Arne Witt, Invasive Species Coordinator for CABI Last week, the IPM Innovation Lab co-hosted a workshop in Ethiopia on the management of the viciously invasive weed, Parthenium hysterophorus, which has much of Ethiopian farmland in a stranglehold. This weed, a native of […]