IPM IL Phase V Projects
IPM Innovation Lab is working on eight projects to implement integrated pest management in seven developing countries.
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.
IPM Innovation Lab Fights the Spread of Invasive Pests: Virginia Tech's Biocomplexity Institute wrote a story about IPM's partnership with them to model the spread of invasive pests, like Tuta absoluta, the highly destructive tomato pest. Visit site for story >
Associate Director Amer Fayad talks about keeping pests, and pesticides, out of your garden: Growing Virginia posted a story by Fayad and Allen Straw about ways to use integrated pest management in your own garden. Visit site for story >
IPM Innovation Lab awarded grant from Haramaya University in Ethiopia: The International Association for the Plant Protection Sciences posted a story about the 100,000 Birr (roughly $5,000) grant from Haramaya University in Ethiopia to help us fight Parthenium, an invasive weed in East Africa. Visit site for story >
Impact of Reporter Robbie Harris posted a story incorporating an interview in which Amer Fayad shared his expertise on the spread of Tuta absoluta featured on WVTF Radio: Tuta absoluta, with an emphasis on prevention strategies. Visit site for story >
Spread of Tomato Leaf-Miner covered in The Roanoke Times: The Roanoke Times published a feature on the spread of Tuta absoluta, highlighting Muni Muniappan's take on the vast implications of the pest. Visit site for the story >
Quick stories relating to the IPM Innovation Lab.
Invasive Modeling Project Featured on VTNews Site:
Check out Virginia Tech’s piece on our Invasive Species Modeling for South American Tomato Leafminer and Groundnut Leafminer project, in conjunction with Virginia Tech’s Biocomplexity Institute.
IPM Team Attends Emerging Plant Disease and Global Food Security Symposium:
Last week, IPM IL Director Muni Muniappan and Associate Director Amer Fayad, along with IPM project PI Abhijin Adiga, attended the Emerging Plant Disease and Global Food Security Symposium at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC, March 23-24, 2016.
IPM IL Conducts Virus Training in Nepal:
The IPM Innovation Lab (IPM IL) conducted a three day “Training on Diagnosis of Plant Virus Diseases in Vegetable Crops” at the Plant Pathology Division of the Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC) in Kathmandu, Nepal March 1-3, 2016. The main objective of this workshop was to provide training on plant virus disease diagnosis and management. […]
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