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 »
The School IPM working groups strive to make schools healthier places with fewer pests and pesticides by facilitating the development and adoption of IPM solutions. A school environment with pest and pesticide hazards can have a profound effect on students’ and school employees’ health in the short- and long-term. IPM in schools reduces pesticide use, residues and toxicity, and lowers the number of pest complaints. Schools can direct their staff to receive free online IPM training tailored for their role at www.stopschoolpests.com or contact us directly to learn more about a professional in-person training. Learn more.