Your contribution will support our work to reduce pest and pesticide risks in agriculture and communities. Our nation-wide efforts have been positively impacting people and the environment for over 20 years. Apart from the work we do for our clients in the agricultural supply chain, we chose to work pro bono on activities that are currently un(der)funded but will help to further accelerate the reduction of pest and pesticide risks.

Donating will enable us to continue these activities that we are currently working on:

Developing a pest management KPI with The Sustainability Consortium
The IPM Institute has partnered with The Sustainability Consortium in the development of a pest management Key Performance Indicator, a science-based approach for measuring responsible pest management in crop production and improving communication throughout supply chains. The IPM Institute is also part of Field to Market’s Science Advisory Council, providing consult to Field to Market’s membership on sustainability metrics.

2021 IPM Symposium
In 2021, hundreds of international research, education, government, industry, environmental and health professionals will be attending four days of presentations, networking and organizational meetings at the IPM Symposium, a premier global conference dedicated to sustainable and effective pest management. The IPM Institute supports volunteer planning committees in developing the meeting format, organizing plenary sessions and coordinating field trips and professional development sessions.

Pesticide Risk Tool
The IPM Institute developed the Pesticide Risk Tool, a user-friendly, innovative online tool for growers, advisors, sustainability program managers and others to evaluate pesticide impacts on terrestrial, avian and aquatic life, pollinators and worker consumer health. The tool applies the best available science to evaluate pesticide options to identify potential environmental and health risks, identify mitigation options and track and report progress in reducing risks.

Organic and IPM Working Group
The IPM Institute’s Organic and IPM Working Group has published its research in the international journal Biological Control, calling for increased investment in biologically based approaches to pest control in agriculture. The Working Group also hosts bimonthly webinars on topics of interest, such as indigenous agriculture, biological control, soil-building and residue management.

Tick Academy
Tick-borne diseases account for over 90% of all vector-transmitted pathogens in the US and Europe, with approximately 20,000-30,000 cases of Lyme disease reported to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention annually. The Entomological Society of America and our Public Tick IPM Working Group formed in 2013 organized a state-of-the-science summit in Washington DC, convening scientists, regulators and advocates to accelerate efforts to stymie the spread of tick-borne diseases. In November of 2019, we organized the first annual Tick Academy, two rigorous days of workshops on ticks, tick-borne diseases and integrated tick management. The program also included live field and taxonomy experiences led by world-class experts to achieve improved management skills and ultimately reduce the incidence of tick-borne diseases. IPM Institute will organize the second annual Academy in 2020.

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All donations are tax deductible. IPM Institute is approved by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501 (C) (3) tax-exempt organization. IPM Institute’s Federal Identification Number (EIN) is 39-1938654. No goods or services were forwarded or offered in exchange for your contribution.