Alejandro Calixto, formerly head of the Florida Research Center for Corteva Agriscience, is the new director of New York State Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Calixto officially takes the reins May 16, following the retirement of Jennifer Grant, Ph.D. ’00.
NYSIPM's Annual Report: Read about creating habitat for pollinators and beneficial arthropods, stacked cultivation to manage weeds, how a rhubarb extract is discouraging birds from pulling up corn seedlings, and nematodes that are added to a school's curriculum.
Candidates for an Excellence in IPM Award are individuals or organizations whose IPM work in New York State deserves special recognition. Excellence in IPM Awards recognize effort in: developing new IPM 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.