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2022 Northeast Integrated Pest Management Research Update Conference

March 24 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

March 24, 2022, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EDT

This conference hosted by the Northeastern IPM Center (NEIPMC) will feature updates from active projects funded by the NEIPMC’s Partnership Grants Program. In addition, the online conference will have updates from IPM-related projects funded through the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Program and USDA-NIFA’s Applied Research and Development Program (ARDP) and Extension Implementation Program (EIP).

The rapid style conference will feature 5-minute pre-recorded presentations in which the speakers will discuss 1 or 2 highlights from their projects followed by a live Q&A. The purpose of the conference is to increase collaboration and awareness about current IPM-related research and extension in the Northeast in a fun way.

Anyone with an internet connection is invited to watch this exciting event hosted by the Northeastern IPM Center. The 90-minute event that will take place via Zoom and will be recorded for later viewing.

To participate in the conference, register at the following link:

Conference Agenda

Time Speaker – “Title of Project” (Funded By) – Affiliation
10:30 a.m. Kerik Cox – “Sustainable Management of Fire Blight in Apples Using Plant Growth Regulators and Plant Defense Activators” (NESARE) – Cornell University
10:35 a.m. Nicole Zlotnikov – “Asparagopsis Seaweed Reduces Methane Emissions and Improves Microbiome” (NESARE) – Zfarms Organics
10:40 a.m. Q&A Discussion
10:45 a.m. Quan Zeng – “Entry Points of the Fire Blight Pathogen Erwinia amylovora on Apple Leaves” (NEIPMC) – University of Connecticut
10:50 a.m. Erika Machingter – “Biological Control Options for Fly Control in Poultry Facilities” (NESARE) – Penn State
10:55 a.m. Q&A Discussion
11:00 a.m. Anna Wallingford – “Attract-and-Kill Strategies for Sustainable Striped Cucumber Beetle Management” (EIPM) – University of New Hampshire
11:05 a.m. Tyler Lesko – “Flavonoids for Resistance against Plant Pests” (ARDP) – Penn State
11:10 a.m. Q&A Discussion
11:15 a.m. Sam Anderson – “Twospotted Spider Mite IPM for Urban Agriculture” (NESARE) – Cornell University
11:20 a.m. Changlu Wang – “Assessing and Controlling House Mouse Infestations in Multi-Family Dwellings” (NEIPMC) – Rutgers University
11:25 a.m. Q&A Discussion
11:30 a.m. Jeffrey Berta – “PA Queen Project and the HHBBC Field Test Mite-Biting Behavior Using Backyard Scientists” (NESARE) – Dickinson College
11:35 a.m. Jason Smith – “Oh Crap! Pasture Dragging Fails to Suppress Face Flies and Horn Flies in Pennsylvania Pastures” (NESARE) – Milton Hershey School and Dickinson College
11:40 a.m. Q&A Discussion
11:45 a.m. Veronica Yurchak – “Creating an Ecofriendly Pest Suppression Program in Sweet Corn” (NESARE) – University of Maryland
11:50 a.m. Christy Hoepting – “Testing Ground Barriers for Swede Midge IPM on At-Risk Small-Scale Brassica Farms” (NESARE) – Cornell Cooperative Extension of Orleans County
11:55 a.m. Q&A Discussion
12:00 noon End of conference – Recorded presentations available online (www.NortheastIPM.org)


March 24
10:30 am - 12:00 pm


Northeastern IPM Center


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