The latest news from New York State Integrated Pest Management. 


2022-2023 Annual Report

The New York State Integrated Pest Management program is proud to present its 2022-2023 Annual Report, highlighting our continued dedication to sustainable pest management and our commitment to creating a healthier and more resilient New York State.

Pest Alert

Alert for New York State

Chrysanthemum white rust (CWR) is a fungal disease of chrysanthemums caused by Puccinia horiana that  can cause severe damage, including complete crop loss due to direct effects of the disease or to quarantine  procedures.

Invasive Species

Spotted Lanternfly Update

NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets has reported that the first adult spotted lanternfly of the season have been confirmed in Long Island City (Queens County). Populations are expected to reach record numbers this year. –July 18

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an old car tire with light gray spotted lanternfly egg masses on it


Now’s the time to look for Spotted lanternfly egg masses
SLF will lay eggs on any solid surface, including trees, tires—even lawn furniture. Scrape the eggs by putting them in doubled sealable bags, alcohol or hand sanitizer or by smashing or burning them. Fewer eggs this winter mean fewer SLF next...
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Citing the synergy of their respective missions and a rich history of collaboration, New York State Integrated Pest Management Program (NYSIPM) Director Alejandro Calixto has announced that Cornell Cooperative Extension’s nationally recognized...

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Field Note

A joint project between Cornell and the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez (UPRM) is preparing agricultural students to develop skills, knowledge and abilities in sustainable agriculture and natural resource management for Puerto Rico...
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  • Department of Global Development
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Attended by more than a dozen state and local elected officials and New York Farm Bureau members, Calixto 's presentation featured an overview of the 13 research projects being conducted by NYSIPM and Cornell University faculty and staff to...
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Ten years ago, Juliet Carroll was intrigued when a New York state berry grower asked if hummingbirds could be used to prey on spotted-wing drosophila (SWD), a pest species new to the region but quickly wreaking havoc on the state’s $20 million...
  • Cornell AgriTech
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  • Department of Entomology