Last updated March 10, 2022

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Schedule at a Glance

All times listed are in Mountain Time.
Monday, February 28 8:30 AM-4:00 PM Joint IPM Coordinating Meeting (NCERA 222, SERA 3, WERA 1017) in morning
Regional meetings in afternoon
1:00-4:30 PM

Field Trips (Optional)

5:00-7:00 PM Opening Plenary Session, including award winner recognition
Tuesday, March 1 8:30 AM-4:30 PM Concurrent Sessions
4:40-5:40 PM Mentorship Meetup
5:00-6:00 PM

Journal of Integrated Pest Management Social Hour (Optional)

Wednesday, March 2

8:30 AM-4:30 PM

Concurrent Sessions

4:30-6:30 PM Poster Session, Exhibits
Thursday, March 3 8:30-10:00 AM Concurrent Sessions
10:15 AM-12:00 PM Closing Plenary Session, including Lifetime Achievement Excellence winner presentations
1:30-5:00 PM Professional Development Workshop: "Understanding spatial data collection and use" (Optional)


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Concurrent Sessions at a Glance

Concurrent Session Schedule

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By Track


  • Approaching IPM and Resistance Management Through Understanding How Community Social Dynamics Can Affect Adoption
  • Bridging the Divide: Pathways to Partnership for Pesticide Safety Education and IPM
  • Communicating and Building Partnerships for IPM in Communities
  • Using active learning to enhance your IPM programming

Forestry/Natural Landscapes/Turf & Sod

  • IPM in the US Department of the Interior Land Management agencies
  • Utilizing soil amendments to improve turfgrass health and suppress turfgrass disease

Horticulture and Specialty Crops

  • Furthering small fruit IPM after a decade-long battle with spotted-wing drosophila
  • Managing Invasive Pests in the New Era of IPM in Specialty Crops
  • Novel Tools and Opportunities for Cucurbit IPM in North America
  • Use of Drones in IPM Monitoring, Application of Low Risk Pesticides and for Biological Organism Releases


  • Early career researchers in IPM: Balancing work, life, and everything in between
  • Ecostacking as an approach to IPM
  • Growing Big Trees from Small Seeds
  • Integrated Pest Management programs and centers: bringing diverse experience into action
  • IPM in the 21st Century: Communicating Across Borders and Disciplines
  • Predicting, Monitoring and Responding to new plant pests
  • Roundtable Discussion with International Participants on IPM in Developing Countries

Row/Field Crops (Soybean, Corn, Canola, Pulses, Cereals, Industrial Hemp, etc.)

  • Cotton Insect Management in Water-Deficit Production Scenarios
  • Detection and management of fungicide-resistant plant pathogens of soybean
  • IPM for Tropical Crops in Asia and Africa
  • IPM of Cannabis sativa: Lessons learned and future directions
  • Management of Fall Armyworm in Africa and Asia

Urban/Structural/Landscape/School IPM/Public Health/Veterinary

  • Beyond CEUs: Developing Hands-on, Impact-Driven Programs for Structural Pest Management Applicator Education
  • Integrated Tick Management: Increasing Adoption of ITM Practices to Address the Global Tick Problem
  • Managing rodents using multiple control tactics
  • Meeting the IPM Needs of Urban Growers
  • The science and practice of glyphosate alternatives in the urban landscape
  • Wood Destroying Insect Pest Exclusion Using Physical Barriers: A Sustainable Future for New and Existing Structures


Beyond the Field and Into the Community (includes community, medical, veterinary, public health, structural, built environment, and landscapes)

This mini-symposium will look at non-agricultural applications of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), including IPM for pests in the built-environment, medical, veterinary, and public health issues, and adoption of IPM practices in community environments. While IPM philosophy began in agricultural settings, progressive practices in and around the built environment have surpassed the original fundamentals. Rodent and arthropod related vector impacts continue to increase in many countries, and recognition that the health of people is inherently connected to the health of animals and the environment is a driving force behind the adoption of a One Health approach in community environments. Pests such as cockroaches and mice are asthma triggers as well as pathogen carriers, and research suggests that other pests including bed bugs, have significant negative health impacts. Pests can trigger mental and behavioral health issues, including anxiety, depression, sleep, hoarding disorders, and delusory parasitosis. Overuse and misuse of pesticides remains a challenge, but novel chemistries and safer delivery systems are entering the market. As increasing levels of healthcare are embedded in social support systems, pest management is increasingly accepted as a critically important element in the support of healthy communities. Since pests typically present the greatest problems in low-income and other marginalized populations, health equity or environmental justice issues arise. In this mini symposium, we will address current trends in stakeholder needs, vulnerabilities, and attitudes towards these issues, and highlight research and Extension efforts in these areas.


Fresh from the Field: New IPM Technologies in Entomology and Plant Pathology

This mini-symposium will involve some of the most important new IPM technologies that have been adopted recently or are on the horizon. Nationally prominent innovators will share their experiences in implementing new and emerging IPM technologies. Examples of these novel technologies include the following:  digital technology (data acquisition and analysis), sensors (water, nutrients), apps (information delivery), drones and remote sensing for pest and disease scouting, satellite imaging, diagnostic techniques, automation, robotics, new fumigants and pesticides, nanotechnology for crop disease management, RNAi, pesticide resistance management, and practical IPM training. Included will be examples of newly emergent pests and diseases encountered by leading crop advisors and disruption of IPM by these organisms and food safety regulations. Updates on disease forecasting, GMO crops and advances in the use of sterile insects in areawide pest management also may be addressed.


Global Challenges (international work, across borders)

Current state of the world continues to impose great pressures on the planet’s natural capital and agriculture sector to produce safe and clean food for feeding the ever growing world population with increasingly scarcer resources. In the meantime, increasing global trade, larger population movements and climate change are leading to even greater risks of crop and food losses from pests. This calls for increased emphasis on global pest issues and the need for better collaboration internationally to support sustainable and effective approaches for preventing and controlling current and future outbreaks. This session will focus on global threats from transboundary pests, including endemic and invasives, highlighting the coordinated multi-national efforts and programs to minimize their impacts on the economies and livelihood of many developing and developed countries of the world.


IPM Across Disciplines (public image, adoption of IPM, education, risk communication)

This mini-symposium will focus on the integration of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) into related disciplines, and the impacts that it can have. Examples include guidelines for building and landscape design to exclude pests; custom Spanish-language trainings for farmworkers for IPM in mushroom houses and other specialty crops; beginning Medicare reimbursement for pest control in the homes of disabled adults; and better communication about IPM to stakeholders. Since pests typically present the greatest problems in low-income and other marginalized populations, health equity or environmental justice issues arise. This session will focus on creative outreach and engagement strategies with a focus on Pathways to Persuasion: education, publicity and politics; addressing cultural, language and trust issues, and forming partnerships to address pest issues.


Re-imagining IPM for Broader Social Challenges: Integrating Social and Ecological Dimensions

IPM is increasingly being recognized for its potential to contribute to the new realities of sustainable agriculture production: food security, biodiversity, agri-ecosystem services, and climate change. However, low adoption levels and inconsistent efficacy limit the capacity of IPM to be responsive to these broader societal needs. Research focused on understanding the role social dimensions and how they interact with traditional ecological principles and factors in the development, delivery, and adoption of IPM is leading to new ‘integrated’ models of IPM (Dara 2019; Gott & Coyle 2019; Lemay 2019; Magarey et al 2019). Understanding the complex dynamics of the social, economic, political, cultural, and ecological factors in IPM is critical to the future of crop protection and for meeting broader social expectations of IPM within a sustainable agriculture system. The panel, which includes natural and social scientists, will highlight how IPM is being re-imagined and understood through a multi-disciplinary lens that integrates ecological, socio-political, cultural, and economic dimensions to improve IPM adoption and efficacy. The goals of this interdisciplinary panel are to:

  • Propose new models of IPM that integrate social, political, cultural, economic, and ecological dimensions
  • Explain how these factors influence IPM research, strategies, outreach, implementation, adoption, and efficacy

A major takeaway of the panel will be an improved understanding of the evolving role of IPM in contributing to the challenges of sustainable food production in the 21st century and the factors that influence its successful implementation.