Integrated pest management (IPM) programs have been recognized as more effective to manage urbanpests and reduce pesticide use. An effective IPM program takes consideration of pest biology and ecology. Therefore, our next 5-year project will focus on developing effective IPM programs. Through basic and applied research on pest biology, behavior, ecology, and various control techniques, we will design, test, and disseminate new and improved pest management solutions. We will deliver the research findings to the public by: 1) publishing research findings in peer-reviewed journals and trade journals; 2) maintaining an urban pest management web site; 3) presenting research findings at professional meetings; 4) conducting workshops and training to pest management professionals; and 5) preparing audience-appropriate extension publications. By reducing pesticide applications and more effectively controlling urban pests, food contamination and adverse impact to human health from pesticide use and pest infestation can be minimized.
|Effective start/end date||10/31/13 → 8/31/18|
- National Institute of Food and Agriculture (National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA))