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Author: Josie Talbert

Webinar: How to Use Less Toxic Insect Control in Interior Spaces

Practicing pest prevention in interior spaces pays for itself and improves food safety, fire safety and energy conservation. If you are interested in learning more about less toxic insect control in interior spaces, tune into our webinar on Thursday, October 21st, hosted by Thomas Green. Click here to learn more.

A Farmer’s Key to Success in Uncertain Times: Integrated Pest Management

Dill Kumar, a sharecropper in Nepal, has been struggling to grow enough food to provide for his family in recent years due to complete crop failure. After partnering with an Agricultural Technician from the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Integrated Pest Management (IPM IL), Kumar increased his yield and income by implementing integrated pest… Read more »

IPM Institute of North America proud to have worked with Walmart on industry leading commitments to help protect pollinator health and habitats.

Last week, Walmart U.S. announced landmark pollinator health commitments, the most far-reaching to date of any U.S. food retailer. The IPM Institute of North America is proud to have worked with Walmart to support policy development and to develop plans for implementation and verification including methods for measuring progress. The new policy seeks to help… Read more »

New white paper explores the rise and role of regenerative ag and charts a path forward for food companies and ag retailers

Food companies and ag retailers now have a valuable new resource to help them navigate the universe of regenerative agriculture, in our new white paper called Regenerative Agriculture Benefits, Barriers and Call to Action. Successful regenerative farmers, innovative food companies including General Mills and Applegate, and pioneering ag retailers share their thoughts and experiences in this… Read more »

“Success first.” How one ag retailer is helping farmers adopt conservation practices, profitably.

MFA Incorporated, a Missouri-based ag retailer and regional farm supply and marketing cooperative representing 45,000 farmers and ranchers teamed up with three state conservation agencies to help farmers manage both profitability and environmental sustainability. This partnership is featured in a case study report prepared for the Environmental Defense Fund called Farmers Find Profit and Sustainability:… Read more »

Electric tractors, agribots and regenerative agriculture

Electric tractors and autonomous field robots are not a thing of the future anymore: they are here and are proving to be useful for reducing the carbon footprint of agriculture around the world. To read more about this technology and the role it could play in the growing practice of regenerative farming, click here.

Two pesticides approved for use in US harmful to bees

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin reviewed nineteen studies from the last five years on sulfoxaflor (Transform WG) and flupyradifurone (Sivanto). They found that the insecticides have harmful effects on pollinators including impaired health and increased mortality. While flupyradifurone has no pollinator related restrictions, sulfoxaflor was banned on crops that attract bees in… Read more »