Sponsors and Exhibitors

2015 Sponsors

Gold

Monsanto - Growers of Monsanto Bt corn and cotton products have found them to be highly compatible with their goals of integrated pest management (IPM) and sustainable agriculture. Growers can enhance the sustainability of their cotton and corn agricultural systems by following recommended IPM practices, including cultural and biological control tactics, and appropriate use of pest thresholds and sampling. These latter measures are not only important for non-Bt refuge acres, but are equally important for detecting and controlling non-target pests that exceed established thresholds on Bt crops.
North Central IPM Center
Northeastern IPM Center - The Northeastern IPM Center fosters the development and adoption of integrated pest management, a science-based approach to deal with pests – one that provides economic, environmental, and human health benefits. The Northeastern IPM Center engages with stakeholders who work with us to identify and address regional and national priorities, whether for research, education, or outreach. The efforts of the Northeastern IPM Center are organized under five signature programs where our leadership and advisory bodies see the greatest need. At present, the areas of focus for the programs are IPM and organic systems, rural and urban IPM, climate change and pests, next generation education, and advanced production systems.
Southern IPM Center - The Southern IPM Center is one of four regional IPM Centers funded by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture to serve IPM researchers, educators and practitioners. We promote the adoption of IPM practices to solve pest management problems in agriculture, urban areas and forests in the Southern U.S. We serve as the hub of a multi-state partnership and a communication network linking diverse audiences including researchers, extension educators, commodity organizations, growers, regulators, environmental groups, pest control professionals, government agencies and the general public. North Carolina State University, University of Georgia and Auburn University collaborate to lead the Center.
Western IPM Center - The Western IPM Center supports the development, adoption and evaluation of integrated pest management to benefit the people, environment and economy of the West. One of four regional centers funded by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, the Western IPM Center serves as the hub of a multi-state partnership and communication network linking researchers, growers, extension educators, commodity organizations, environmental groups, pest control professionals, government agencies and others across 13 Western states and the Pacific Island territories. Our goal is to bring the right people together with the necessary resources to solve the West’s important pest problems.

Silver

AP&G Co., Inc.
Dow AgroSciences - We are committed to increasing crop productivity through higher yields, better varieties, and more targeted pest management control. Our products and services are designed to solve pressing crop production problems for our customers, boosting agriculture productivity to maximum sustainable levels to keep pace with the growing needs of our world's rapidly expanding population.
Gylling Data Management - GDM has been providing research management software and data collection tools for IPM and crop production experiments since 1982. Our products are: ARM to establish, manage, analyze, and report information for field, greenhouse, and laboratory protocols and trials; Tablet Data Collector to enter and analyze assessments, take assessment pictures, and record trial GPS locations; ST to summarize and report a trial series across locations and/or years; links with Trial Database to select trials based on information in any trial data entry field.
Nestlé Gerber - Nestlé Gerber is part of the Nestlé family of companies, which has its headquarters in Vevey, Switzerland. We are proud to be a sponsor of the 8th International IPM Symposium. IPM is perfectly aligned with the company’s efforts to create a sustainable food value chain as part of its Creating Shared Value program.
NSF Center for Integrated Pest Management
Orkin, LLC - Orkin is trusted by more businesses across North America than any other pest management provider. We service customers in a wide variety of industries and tailor our Orkin Precision Protection™ programs to fit the countless different environments we face every day. We start with a comprehensive, on-site inspection and deliver scientifically based IPM solutions tailored to meet your needs. Choose Orkin and get more than an exterminator. Get an expert. To learn more about Precision Protection or to request a free consultation, call 1-800-ORKIN NOW or visit us online.
Sysco Corporation - Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home. Its family of products also includes equipment and supplies for the foodservice and hospitality industries. The company operates 193 distribution facilities serving approximately 425,000 customers. Sysco’s sustainability path has taken us from our suppliers’ fields to our customers’ tables as we seek and implement ways to influence the entire foodservice lifecycle. From advocating low-impact farming methods to using hybrid diesel delivery trucks to providing local and organic foods and biodegradable takeout containers, we strive to do what’s right for our business, our community and our planet.
Western Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education - The Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (WSARE) program funds grants supporting innovative research and education projects in the broad area of sustainable agriculture. Western SARE’s vision is an enduring western agriculture of the highest quality. This agriculture is profitable, protects the region’s land and water and is a force for a rewarding way of life for farmers and ranchers whose quality products and operations sustain their communities and society. Project funding can go to Land Grants, Non-profits, Government agencies, and individual producers. The western region is hosted at Utah State University.

Bronze

Entomological Society of America - Founded in 1889, the Entomological Society of America is a membership organization of 7000 people who work with and study insects. ESA is well known in academic circles as the publisher of many respected scientific entomology publications. In addition to publishing, ESA also hosts an annual conference where members and others meet to present and discuss the latest advances in insect science. In September 2016 ESA will host the International Congress of Entomology – the largest gathering ever of insect scientists. ESA also runs the Board and Associate Certified Entomologist programs which foster and promote IPM-focused training for the pest management community.
IRAC-US - The Insecticide Resistance Action Committee (IRAC) was formed in 1984 and works as a specialist technical group of the industry association CropLife providing a coordinated industry response to prevent or delay the development of resistance in insect and mite pests. There are IRAC country group committees in many parts of the world researching and responding to local resistance issues. The IRAC Mission is to facilitate communication and education on insecticide and traits resistance and to promote the development and implementation of insecticide resistance management strategies to maintain efficacy and support sustainable agriculture and improved public health.
Marrone Bio Innovations - Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. is a leading provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products for the agriculture, turf and ornamental, and water treatment markets. Our effective and environmentally responsible solutions help customers operate more sustainably while controlling pests, improving plant health, and increasing crop yields. We have a proprietary discovery process, a rapid development platform, and a robust pipeline of pest management and plant health product candidates. At Marrone Bio Innovations we are dedicated to pioneering better biopesticides that support a better tomorrow for users around the globe.
Susan McKnight, Inc. - Susan McKnight, Inc., located in Memphis, Tennessee, manufactures and sells CLIMBUP® insect interceptors for the detection and management of bed bug infestations. Placed under bed legs where people are sleeping, CLIMBUP® acts as a barrier, providing bite and anxiety relief, as well as a monitor. All bed bug life stages are clearly visible in capture wells. CLIMBUP® has been proven to be more reliable than visual inspections, canine inspections or resident awareness for detecting bed bug infestations. Susan McKnight, Inc. is committed to the development of effective, reasonably priced technologies for monitoring of public health insects.
The IR-4 Project - IR-4 was established by the Directors of the State Agricultural Experiment Stations and USDA with the mission to facilitate regulatory approval of sustainable pest management technology for specialty crops (fruits, vegetables, and ornamentals) and specialty uses (minor uses on major crops & public health pesticides) to promote public health and wellbeing. IR-4 accomplishes its mission by partnering with government agencies (USDA/EPA/DoD) product registrants, land grant universities, growers and other stakeholders to develop data required to support the registration of pest management products. IR-4 focuses its research on low hazard pesticides, biopesticides, products that degrade rapidly after use and/or uses that pose little risk.
UC Statewide IPM Program - The University of California Statewide IPM Program (UC IPM) helps residents, growers, land managers, community leaders, and other professional pest managers prevent and solve pest problems. We draw on the expertise of University of California scientists to develop UC's best information on managing pests using safe and effective IPM techniques and strategies that protect people and the environment. UC IPM works through Cooperative Extension to deliver information to clients in every California county. Web and printed publications provide a wealth of how-to information about identifying and managing pests. Watch, subscribe, and follow! www.ipm.ucanr.edu - UC IPM YouTube channel - Twitter: @ucipm and @ucipmurban - www.ucanr.edu/blogs/UCIPMurbanpests

2015 Exhibitors

AgTerra Technologies, Inc.
Bell Laboratories, Inc. - Bell Laboratories is an industry-leading manufacturer of rodent control products based in Madison, WI. Bell offers a range of products including mechanical, glue, and multi-catch traps; tamper-resistant and secured bait stations; a range of baits, including non-anticoagulants; and products for control of moles and field rodents. Our full catalog allows Bell to be fully involved in IPM, from monitoring and non-toxic methods to baiting using high-quality active ingredients synthesized at our facility in Wisconsin. Bell prides itself on manufacturing the highest-quality products in the US as well as providing outstanding technical and support staff to serve the pest control industry.
Biopesticide Industry Alliance
Entomological Society of America - see above
Gylling Data Management - see above
IPM Innovation Lab/Virginia Tech/USAID - The Virginia Tech-led Feed the Future Integrated Pest Management Innovation Lab, is a USAID-funded activity through the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative, which seeks to raise the standard of living of farmers in developing countries by working with them to find sustainable solutions to agricultural challenges. In addition to reducing damage caused by pests and diseases, the program also deals with issues such as gender, health, nutrition, equitable use of resources, and agricultural education. The U.S. Agency for International Development recently announced that Virginia Tech would once again lead the program throughout the next five years.
ISCA Technologies - ISCA Technologies is located in Riverside, California and has been in business for over 20 years. The company prides itself in research and development, pheromone synthesis, product manufacturing, & green technologies. Each product line provides a safe, effective, natural and environmentally friendly solution for agriculture, forest & urban insect pest management. ISCA’s mission is to protect the world from damaging insects and disease causing pathogens by developing tools and solutions that are economical, effective and ecologically friendly.
J.T. Eaton & Co., Inc. - J.T. Eaton has been supplying the Pest Control Industry since 1932, and has created innovative products that have changed the industry. Such innovations include: the paraffin rodent bait block in 1949; commercially viable rodent glue boards in 1979; and most recently, the Little Pete multiple-catch trap for mice. As Industry leaders, we have developed numerous products for insect control for the commercial, residential and industrial markets. Our first-generation rodenticides for rats, mice and gophers comply with low-impact IPM programs. We have bait stations for every environment, ranging from snow to wet to arid desert, and from low- to high-risk accounts.
National Plant Diagnostic Network-Training and Education - Since 2003, the National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN) Training and Education team has created resources for First Detectors to facilitate early detections of high-consequence plant pests and pathogens that cost the United States billions of dollars annually. Located at www.FirstDetector.org, the NPDN training site features a variety of early detection resources for First Detectors and educators including scripted presentations and supporting diagnostic materials for traditional training programs as well as online modules for self-paced learning. Join the thousands of individuals who use NPDNs First Detector training site and help protect our plant resources!
Natural Resources Conservation Service - The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture that helps private landowners carry out natural resource conservation work that benefits soil, water, air, plants, and animals—Helping People Help the Land.  Several conservation practices include specified measure from their IPM (595) standard.  Conservation planners, engineers, and other technical specialists are located in field offices in nearly every  county in America to provide technical assistance and financial assistance through the conservation programs found in the 2014 Farm Bill. All NRCS programs are aimed at improving healthy soil and water resources.
North Central IPM Center
Northeastern IPM Center - see above
Pesticide Research Institute - At Pesticide Research Institute, Inc. (PRI), our mission is to empower individuals, governments and organizations to make informed decisions about pesticides. We do this by providing expertise in pesticide toxicology, environmental monitoring, risk assessment, and database management. PRI supports integrated pest management programs with the PRI Pesticide Product Evaluator, a searchable online resource that helps IPM professionals assess and compare relative risks associated with different pest management approaches.
Southern IPM Center - see above
Susan McKnight, Inc. - see above
Suterra, LLC
Taylor & Francis - Taylor & Francis boasts a growing, wide-ranging and high calibre journals portfolio in Environment and Agricultural Sciences. Our journals are edited by some of the most prominent academics in their fields and We are partnered with an array of the world’s leading societies to publish cutting-edge, high quality research. Taylor & Francis is at the forefront of the publishing landscape for researchers who seek to further their disciplines with their work.
The IR-4 Project - see above
UC Statewide IPM Program - see above
USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service - The USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) conducts hundreds of surveys every year and prepares reports covering virtually every aspect of U.S. agriculture. Some examples of the types of data we provide are: production and supplies of food and fiber, prices paid and received by farmers, farm labor and wages, farm finances, chemical use and integrated pest management, and changes in the demographics of U.S. producers. NASS is committed to providing timely, accurate, and useful statistics in service to U.S. agriculture.
University of Florida, Doctor of Plant Medicine (DPM) and University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Doctor of Plant Health (DPH) Programs
Western IPM Center - see above
Western Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education - see above

Interested in becoming a Sponsor or Exhibitor?

Corporations, agencies and other organizations with interests in Integrated Pest Management are invited to provide financial support to the 8th International IPM Symposium. Your support is critical to the networking and collaboration this event facilitates, advancing IPM across disciplines, institutes and boundaries. We anticipate more than 700 individuals from two dozen countries to participate in the Symposium to help increase the momentum of IPM research, management, outreach and best practices. All sponsors will be listed prominently on the Symposium's website, Facebook page, Twitter account, program booklet and event signage.

By sponsoring the IPM Symposium, you will heighten your company's, organization's or agency's ties to IPM, increase consumer trust in your mission and products, and escalate the critical mass for real progress in the IPM movement. Sign up to be a financial sponsor today!

Become a Sponsor

By sponsoring, your company or organization will receive the following benefits, based on the level of contribution:

  • Gold ($5,000 and above): Three complimentary registrations, discounted exhibit space ($500), widespread recognition.
  • Silver ($1,500 to $4,999): Two complimentary registrations, discounted exhibit space ($500), widespread recognition.
  • Bronze ($500 to $1,499): One complimentary registration, discounted exhibit space ($500), widespread recognition.
Note that the discounted exhibit space does not include an additional complimentary registration.
Click here for a PDF of the Symposium Sponsor Form.

Become an Exhibitor

Exhibitor spaces will be located in the Salt Palace Convention Center exhibit hall, adjacent to the concurrent session rooms to provide exhibitors maximum exposure and traffic.  Breaks and poster sessions will be held in the exhibit area. Spaces are distributed on a first-come, first-paid basis; sign up today to have a better selection for your exhibitor space.

Exhibitor fee: $750 by 2/23/15; $900 after 2/23/15

Includes: space, pipe and drape, one regular electric hookup, one wi-fi connection, one complimentary registration.

Click here for a PDF of the Symposium Exhibitor Form.

If you are interested in providing financial support, contact Elaine Wolff at wolff1@illinois.edu.

Finances/Exhibits Committee

Tom Green, IPM Institute of North America
Jean Haley, North Central IPM Center
Anastasia Becker, Missouri Department of Agriculture
David Henderson, Spring Independent School District
Sue Ratcliffe, University of Illinois
Chloe Nelson, IPM Institute of North America