Plant Grafting Workshop
Scientists from across Africa and south Asia learn to graft plants at workshop in Dakar, Senegal.
The IPM Innovation Lab raises the standard of living of people in developing countries by working with them to develop the best solutions to the agricultural challenges they face. In addition to reducing damage caused by pests and diseases, the program also deals with issues such as gender, health, nutrition, equitable use of resources, and agricultural education.
IPM Innovation Lab covered in popular news outlets.
Sowing the Future IPM Innovation Lab's work in Ecuador was featured in Virginia Tech's research magazine. Visit site for story > Virginia Tech program receives grant to improve agriculture in developing countries WSLS 10 reported on Virginia Tech's new $18 M grant to lead the IPM Innovation Lab. Visit site for story >
Parasitic Wasps Unleashed On Insect Pest: Inside Science covered a pest crisis in Indonesia that is being addressed with help from IPM IL. Visit site for story >
Burying Treasure: Virginia Tech programs collaborate to improve potato production in Ecuador: Agrilinks featured a story on the collaboration between the IPM and SANREM Innovation Labs in Ecuador. Visit site for story >
Speckled beetle key to saving crops in Ethiopia: Science, research, and technology news website phys.org picked up a Virginia Tech press release about IPM work in Ethiopia. Visit site for story >
Quick stories relating to the IPM Innovation Lab.
Partnering with the private sector in Nepal:
Rabin Adhikari has big ideas for Nepal. “I see a Nepal with thriving local businesses that help smallholder farmers produce better crops organically,” he said.
Morning pears with a booklouse:
Advancing technology has indisputably sharpened the tools of scientific inquiry. The most powerful telescope can see 15 billion light years away, particle accelerators can drive a proton to the speed of light in a matter of hours, and the newest microscopes have a resolution that’s more than 20 million times that of human sight. These incredibly […]
The Death’s Head Moth and other new additions to Muni’s growing insect collection:
IPM Director IPM Innovation Lab has an ever-growing insect collection. He travels all over the world for workshops and conferences, and he takes his net with him everywhere he goes. Earlier this month, he spent some time in Niger, where he was working with the The Sorghum and Millet Innovation Lab on the biological control of […]
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