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.
Why We Love Science: The Executive Director at theU.S. Global Development Lab at USAID cites Innovation Labs like IPM as one of the reasons to love science in this Huffington Post blogpost. Visit site for story >
Virginia Tech Leads Research on Tomato Leafminer: After training with the IPM IL, scientists in Bangladesh and Nepal have identified the same tiny moth responsible for the wholesale destruction of this year’s Nigerian tomato crop Visit site for story >
Muniappan: Note to Virginia agriculture: Invasive pests edge closer to America's shores: IPM IL Director Muniappan pens an op-ed about the importance of awareness when it comes to Tuta absoluta. Visit site for story >
Africa’s Big Tomato Pickle: Miner Grubs Are Wiping Them Out: Bloomberg News talks to IPM IL Director Muni Muniappan about the spread of Tuta absoluta in Africa. Visit site for story >
Quick stories relating to the IPM Innovation Lab.
Africa’s Big Tomato Pickle:
Director Muni Muniappan was interviewed for an article on Bloomberg.com “Africa’s Big Tomato Pickle: Miner Grubs are Wiping Them Out.”
Job Posting: Research Associate:
We’re hiring a Research Associate to join us at the IPM Innovation Lab with a PhD in Plant Pathology, Entomology, or Plant Protection related fields.
Planning Meetings Held for East Africa Projects:
From March 28 to April 6, 2016, members from two IPM Innovation Lab teams traveled to Ethiopia, Kenya, and Tanzania for the first planning meetings of the “Vegetable IPM for East Africa” and “Grains IPM for East Africa” projects.
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