IPM Scoop

Quick stories relating to the IPM Innovation Lab.

  • 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 >

  • IPM IL finds sterile soil and rice-damaging nematode in Cambodia:

    When Jon Eisenback, professor of plant nematology at Virginia Tech’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, conducted nematode surveys on vegetables and rice in Cambodia this past August, one of the most surprising things he encountered in the vegetable fields was, in a word, nothing. (more…)

  • Invasive weed Parthenium damaged by beetle thanks to IPM IL project:

    Parthenium hysterophorus L. is a native plant of tropical and sub-tropical South and North America that adversely affects food security, biodiversity, and the health of both humans and livestock in East Africa. In East Africa, Parthenium reduces the yield of many major crops such as sorghum and corn, competes with preferred pasture species, and, when consumed by domestic animals, taints their milk and meat, thereby reducing their value.  (more…)