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NYSIPM Academic Seminar Series, Spring 2021

NYSIPM at Cornell University is kicking off a new monthly seminar series to increase awareness of new research and techniques that advance IPM and its adoption in all types of pest management settings.

Seminars are once-a-month on Thursdays
Presentation: 11:30-12:10
Q&A: 12:10-12:20
Virtual Meet and Greet for those with special interest in the topic: 12:20- 12:30

Register Here.

Karen Vail
Karen Vail

Next up on May 6:

Karen M. Vail, University of Tennessee
Urban Ant IPM: It starts with an "eye"

To successfully manage and provide long-term control of urban pest ants requires an integrated approach that begins with the correct identification. Ant identification is no longer an exercise for the experts. Smartphone zoom features and inexpensive clip-on macro lenses give magnified high-resolution images important for ant identification features to be seen. Finding and removing conditions conducive to the pest ant will provide short-term and long-term population reductions. Monitoring is essential to identify areas of activity so pesticide applications can target the pests. Often outdoor applications near the structure's perimeter sufficiently reduce interior and exterior ant numbers while potentially reducing pesticide exposure to the occupants. Season-long control can be achieved when the above is combined with thorough communication to clientele.

Spring 2021 Schedule

Date/Time Facilitator Speaker Name Seminar Title
February 18, 2021 Marion Zuefle Jennifer Thaler and Nicholas Aflitto, Cornell University Fear as a Biological Control? How Scaring Farm and Garden Pests Could Lessen Plant Damage
March 18, 2021 Bryan Brown Cerruti RR Hooks, University of Maryland A Fortuitous Partnership: The Tale of a Winter Cover Crop and Strip Tiller Crusade Against Pests
April 8, 2021 Dan Olmstead Joe LaForest, University of Georgia Digital Resources to Support Implementation and Adoption of IPM
May 6, 2021 Alejandro Calixto Karen Vail, University of Tennessee Managing Ants in Urban Environments