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Australian experiment wipes out over 80% of disease-carrying mosquitoes

In an experiment with global implications, Australian scientists have successfully wiped out more than 80% of disease-carrying mosquitoes in trial locations across north Queensland. The experiment, conducted by scientists from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) and James Cook University (JCU), targeted Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, which spread deadly diseases such as dengue fever… Read more »




New guide to organic management of spotted wing Drosophila released

Michigan State University is collaborating with researchers from across the country to address the invasive insect pest, spotted wing Drosophila (SWD). This pest is particularly challenging for organic growers due to the limited number of organically approved and effective insecticides. With funding from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI), the team… Read more »


2018 Partnership Grants to Protect Honey Bees in New England, Control Mice in Multi-Family Housing, and Improve Turfgrass

In 2018, the Northeastern IPM Center awarded more than $300,000 for research and outreach through its IPM Partnership Grants, a competitive funding program. The Northeastern IPM Center began funding projects through the IPM Partnership Grants Program in 2004. Applications have come from public and private institutions or organizations, businesses, commodity groups, and private individuals. This… Read more »