NYSIPM Academic Seminars

Join New York State Integrated Pest Management at Cornell University for our a monthly seminar series designed increase awareness of new research and techniques that advance Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and its adoption in all types of pest management settings.

December 20

Is the public ready for the concept of IPM or are they still willing to make choices based on speed not knowledge? How do we reframe IPM so that its more widely accepted by our audiences. How do we bring and implement this in our schools? Lessons learned from the Texas IPM program.

Speaker: Janet Hurley

portrait of Janet Hurley

November 15

Andy Senesac, Ph.D talked about Searching for Sustainable Weed Management Solutions for Long Island.

Register to attend

Seminar Sessions
Select one or more seminars of interest. All are held from 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM on the date indicated.

Demographic information

The following questions will help NYSIPM reach our mission of connecting with and serving all New Yorkers. These questions are optional. Any response submitted will not be viewed individually but will be aggregated and viewed collectively.

Demographic information
(e.g., woman, non-binary) 
Feel free to list multiple races/ethnicities. 

Past Seminars

Video: Physical control methods for eliminating pests on planting material: cyclamen mite on strawberry and Oriental fruit moth on apples.

Video: Penn State University Assistant Professor Caio Brunharo will discussed the impact and implications of herbicide resistance in agriculture during NYSIPM’s March Academic Seminar.

Video: Bed bugs (Cimex lectularius L.) continue to increase as serious pests in the built environment. These insects are particularly problematic in low-income multiunit housing buildings, where infestations are difficult to control, tend to become chronic, and the locations serve as reservoirs from which bed bugs disperse. This seminar reviews the current status of methods to detect and manage bed bugs in these urban settings. 


Video: Margaret McCollough discusses her ongoing research to identify improved non-chemical management strategies for targeting weeds in the intra-row zone using cultural, physical, and preventative methods.

Video: Names matter. The notorious gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar) has a new name; it is now spongy moth. This new name was not selected lightly. The Entomological Society of America has been forward-thinking to address the common names of insects that have been hurtful to groups of people and quick to develop a process to make these changes.

Video: Hummingbirds require arthropods in their diet and may consume 2000 small insects per day when fledging young. In New York State, we investigated the use of feeders to attract Ruby-throated Hummingbirds into raspberry fields to encourage predation of spotted-wing Drosophila (SWD) with the goal of reducing fly populations and fruit infestation.