IPM Scoop

Quick stories relating to the IPM Innovation Lab.

  • Virginia Tech scientist works to control insects that attack Niger’s most important food crop:

    Two major pests attack pearl millet, the most important food crop in Niger in West Africa, and some scientists and policymakers believed that only one of them could be controlled.

    But Virginia Tech entomologist Muni Muniappan had a hunch. (read more)

  • 2017 courses Wageningen, Centre for Development Innovation:

    The following are course offerings and fellowship opportunities at the Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation in The Netherlands: (more…)

  • EPIC: A new partnership for rice pest management in Cambodia:

    Article by one of our project leaders, the International Rice Research Institute, about the work they are doing on our Rice IPM in Cambodia project. Read here >

  • We’re Hiring! Web and Graphic Design Specialist:

    Virginia Tech’s Office of International Research, Education, and Development (OIRED) is hiring an experienced Web and Graphic Design specialist. This position will work on multiple web and graphic projects for the IPM Innovation Lab, along with projects for some of OIRED’s other international programs. You can read the full description and apply here.

  • IPM Innovation Lab researchers spoke at the International Congress of Entomology:

    Scientists and researchers gathered at the International Congress of Entomology in Orlando, Florida last month, and the IPM Innovation Lab was there. During the Congress, we led two symposia, including one symposium  on the global spread of the South American tomato leafminer, Tuta absoluta, resulting in the group recommending a number of measures. (more…)

  • Arab and Near East Plant Protection Newsletter:

    Check out the latest issue of the Arab and Near East Plant Protection Newsletter, ANEPPNEL 67, April 2016, published jointly by the Arab Society for Plant Protection and the Near East and North Africa Regional Office of the FAO.

  • Biological control agents are farmers’ friends:

    The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), under the aegis of their Rice IPM project with IPM IL, collaborated with GIZ to conduct a biocontrol forum in Phnom Penh with roughly 140 participants. You can read the press release here >