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Quick stories relating to the IPM Innovation Lab.

  • IPM Innovation Lab compiles book on 20 years of IPM in tropical countries:

    Skeptics of integrated pest management have always existed, especially doubters of its effectiveness in the developing world where food insecurity is a daily struggle. But a new book edited by Virginia Tech entomologist Rangaswamy “Muni” Muniappan shows the vital role of environmentally friendly integrated pest management practices in feeding the world’s growing population. (more…)

  • Scientific Modeling Helps Defend Tomatoes Against Flying Foe:

    Feed the Future newsletter article demonstrates how the IPM Innovation Lab is working to prevent the South American tomato leafminer, Tuta absoluta, from entering the United States. (read more)

  • Innovation Lab collaboration works to control insects that attack Niger’s most important food crop:
    Two men in a field in Niger

    Malik Ba of ICRISAT-Niger and Muniappan inspect a millet plant.

    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 and IPM Innovation Lab Director Muni Muniappan had a hunch. (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 >

  • 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.