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.
A typical seminar agenda:
- 11:15 –11:55 a.m.: Presentation
- 11:55 a.m.–12:05 p.m.: Q&A Session
- 12:05–12:15 p.m.: Virtual Meet and Greet for those with a special interest in the topic
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
Andy Senesac, Ph.D talked about Searching for Sustainable Weed Management Solutions for Long Island.
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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.