Press

From time to time, what we’re doing makes the news. Here are featured news items about IPM IL work from news sources around the world.

Early measures to save tomato harvest

You Say Tomato, These Moths Say Dinner

The Coming Tomatopocalypse: Could a Tiny Moth Make Ketchup Scarce?

Why We Love Science

Virginia Tech-led training creates greater crop yields in East Africa

Virginia Tech Leads Research on Tomato Leafminer

Muniappan Op-Ed on Tuta absoluta Awareness

Africa’s Big Tomato Pickle: Miner Grubs Are Wiping Them Out

Virginia Tech researcher sounded alert on Nigeria’s ‘tomato emergency’

Invasive pest modeling for Tuta absoluta

Associate Director Amer Fayad gives gardening tips

IPM Innovation Lab awarded Ethiopian funding for Parthenium biocontrol

Moths threatening tomato crops

Virginia Tech programs assist earthquake recovery in Nepal

Innovation Lab Launches Preemptive Strike Against Destructive Insect in Nepal

Virginia Tech Gets Jump on Destructive Pest in Nepal

Invasion of the Tomato Leaf-Miner

Sowing the Future

University awarded $18 million for integrated pest management program in developing countries

Virginia Entomologist Honored for Work in Tropical Agriculture

Parasitic wasp unleashed on insect pest

IPM Director Muni Muniappan has been working with the International Center for Tropical Agriculture to combat cassava mealybugs, an invasive insect pest that is devastating Indonesian cassava food crop. News outlets that have covered this work:

Speckled beetle key to saving crops in Ethiopia

In August, the IPM Innovation Lab team issued a press release on a biological control agent released in Ethiopia that has been gaining momentum and attracting attention in international media. Here is a list of news outlets that have covered our recent story “Speckled beetle key to saving crops in Ethiopia.”

Buried Treasure: Virginia Tech programs collaborate to improve potato production in Ecuador

Seeding success in southern India: turning coconut dust into gold

Our “Seeding success” story has been garnering attention in international media – Here is a list of news outlets that have covered our recent story on “Seeding success in southern India: turning coconut dust into gold”:

$1.59 million grant for international research (Collegiate Times, April 2013)
The Virginia Tech student newspaper reports on the IPM IL’s associate awards in Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Nepal.

University awarded $1.59 million to pursue agricultural research in developing countries (VT News, April 2013)
The IPM IL was awarded a total of $1.59 million for three federal contracts to continue agricultural research in Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Nepal.

Innovation that’s making a difference: Integrated pest management in South Asia (March 2013)
The Honorable Marty McVey, member of the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD) talks about IPM IL work in Feed the Future’s newsletter and USAID’s Impact Blog.

Supporting a dream: The IPM IL makes a difference in the lives of two scientists (Agrilinks, March 2013)
The IPM IL held a virology workshop in India in early 2013. In attendance were two young scientists working with the program in Africa. Learn more about Sylvia Kuria and Michael Osei in this Agrilinks blog post by Miriam Rich.

Trichoderma fungus to benefit farmers (The Independent, February 2013)
Scientists at the IPM IL are promoting the use of a beneficial fungus, Trichoderma, to help farmers grow healthier and stronger vegetable crops.

IPM IL work covered in Indian newspaper (Prajavani, February 2013)
In January and February 2013, IPM IL researchers, accompanied by the Hon. Marty McVey, member of the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD), visited program sites in India. One of the sites visited was an organic cabbage growing site in Sriramanahalli, near Yelahanka, pictured in the article. In the photo are IPM IL collaborators from BioControl Research Laboratories Malvika Chaudhary and KRM Bhanu, with McVey, IPM IL program leaders Sally Miller and Ed Rajotte, and IPM IL director Muni Muniappan (note: in Kannada).

For news items before 2013, visit our press archive page.

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