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Progress through sharing: announcing iPiPE newsletter

The Integrated Pest Information Platform for Extension and Education (iPiPE) has recently begun releasing monthly updates informing readers on the great work Extension specialists, growers and interns are doing together to share actionable information to help protect crops, and other exciting iPiPE happenings. As of 2018, iPiPE has supported 28 Crop-Pest Programs (CPPs) that unite… Read more »


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 »