Regional Integrated Pest
Management (IPM) Centers
USDA has placed a high priority on the establishment
of Regional Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
centers as a means of strengthening its connection
with production agriculture, research and
extension programs, and agricultural stakeholders
throughout the United States. Regional Centers
help NIFA and its partner institutions
identify, prioritize, and coordinate national
pest management research, extension, and
education programs. While centers are regionally
based, inter-regional collaboration that
crosses parochial boundaries is an important
component of the program's success.
Regional IPM Centers:
- Increase the effectiveness of public
investments by enhancing the coordination
of research and outreach efforts.
- Bolster interdisciplinary and multi-organizational
IPM research and outreach efforts.
- Provide timely and high-quality information
on IPM practices and use patterns to government
agencies and agricultural stakeholders.
- Organize responses to emerging regional
and national issues.
- Foster a high level of stakeholder involvement
and support for public research and outreach
- Administer a regional IPM Research Grants
program under NIFA oversight.
- Administer regional IPM grants program.
You can learn more about the Regional IPM
centers at the Regional
Pest Management Centers Web site.
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