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.
Rapid Response at the Core of our Work
"With 20 million people relying on us statewide, we can’t simply wait for tools and strategies for combatting the next invasive species or tick-borne disease, we must develop those tools and strategies and be ready to deploy them immediately."
Grant Dollars Recieved
"What's Bugging You?" YouTube and live attendees
Exploring Weed Control in Organic Squash Production
NYSIPM Rears Seedcorn Maggot and Spotted Lanterfly for Essential Research
NYSIPM’s Matt Frye Leads Municipal Rodent IPM Working Group
Asisan Longhorned Tick Confirmed in New York State
NYSIPM Outreach Offers Guidance and Resources for Combatting Invasive Spotted Lanterfly
Community Team Takes Pest ID on the Road
Greenhouse Scout School Helps Train Next Generation of Scouts
From multi-generational family farms to expansive commercial growing operations, hundred-acre crops to rooftop gardens, NYSIPM is meeting New York farmers and growers where they are.
Programs offered in Spanish
People Attended Sponsored Events and Presentations
The Future of IPM
In collaboration with Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Sand Summer Internship Program, NYSIPM brought the classroom into the community. We leveraged the curiosity, knowledge and enthusiasm of undergraduate students, who worked alongside our staff on integrated pest management projects and research.
Documented the success of habitat plants for attracting and conserving natural enemies on urban farms, helping growers improve management of arthropod pests and attract and conserve natural enemies.
Led insect sampling and identification efforts to help NYC growers manage arthropod pests by attracting and conserving natural enemies.
Worked with our spotted lanternfly team in the Hudson Valley to scout farms for early detection, assess populations, evaluate management options for mitigating the spread and establishment of SLF in vineyards and participated in outreach and education efforts for farmers and Spanish-speaking farm employees.
Program Presents Excellence in IPM Awards
NYSIPM Director Alejandro Calixto recognized the efforts and achievements of two leaders in the integrated pest management field during 2023.
Dan Wixted, an extension support specialist for Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP), and Michael Deutsch, retired technical director for Arrow Exterminating Company of Lynbrook, NY, received the Program’s Excellence in IPM Award, given annually to individuals who have supported the adoption of safe and sustainable IPM practices by: developing new tools; implementing or evaluating IPM methods in their operations, businesses or organizations; encouraging demonstrations and adoption of IPM; promoting IPM and bolstering the adoption of IPM practices; or educating others about IPM.
The awards were announced in 2020 and 2021, respectively, however presentation ceremonies were put on hold as a result of the COVID pandemic.
Happy Birthday Agritech
NYSIPM celebrated Cornell AgriTech’s 140-year legacy of food and agricultural innovation during an August 2022 community open house that brought more than 1,000 people to AgriTech’s Geneva campus. The NYSIPM team fielded questions about spotted lanternfly, weed control, creating beneficial habitats, reducing the risks of tick-borne illnesses and more. And most importantly, we reminded visitors that IPM is for everyone.
Bryan Brown shares strategies and tools for managing weeds.
Visitors learn about tick prevention and Spotted Lanternfly Awareness.
Amara Dunn-Silver talks about beneficial insects.
NYSIPM Program Funding 2022-2023
In fiscal year 2022-2023, New York State provided the New York State IPM Program $2,000,000 for Agricultural IPM, and $1,000,000 for Community IPM, and $65,000 for Tick IPM. We were further supported by $254,999 in competitive federal funding Implementation Program (grant no. 2017-70006-27142), and several smaller grants secured by staff.
NYSIPM is driven by five pillars
We develop sustainable ways to manage pests and help people to use methods that minimize environmental, health, and economic risks.
Rebuild ecological resilience through safe and sustainable tools and strategies
Develop innovative digital tools through a commitment to digital IPM
Serve as a trusted authority on invasive species prevention and management
Provide outreach and prevention strategies on pests of public health importance to at-risk communities
Make essential connections with all New Yorkers, including focused education and outreach with underserved and marginalized communities