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.
Invasion of the Tomato Leaf-Miner: IPM's work fighting the dastardly moth in Africa featured in the Scientific American "Food Matters" blog. Visit site for story >
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 >
Quick stories relating to the IPM Innovation Lab.
IPM Spreads to the Kingdom of Bhutan:
When I say Bhutan, what do you think of? Snow leopards? A mountainous country in the eastern Himalayas? The only country with a Gross National Happiness indicator? It may now also become known for its beautiful vegetables. If this occurs, it will be thanks to the efforts of one of the IPM Innovation Lab’s industrious […]
IPM work in Africa featured on Scientific American blog:
As the IPM Innovation Lab enters its fifth phase, it’s setting its sights on Tuta absoluta, a devastating, invasive tomato leafminer native to South America. Our work with farmers to combat this tiny moth was recently featured in the prestigious Scientific American Magazine’s blog network.
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.
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