Source: NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIV submitted to
INCREASING IPM COORDINATION, EFFICIENCY, AND COLLABORATION IN THE SOUTH
Sponsoring Institution
National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Project Status
EXTENDED
Funding Source
Reporting Frequency
Annual
Accession No.
1017626
Grant No.
2018-70006-28884
Project No.
NC09859
Proposal No.
2018-04542
Multistate No.
(N/A)
Program Code
RCP
Project Start Date
Sep 1, 2018
Project End Date
Aug 31, 2023
Grant Year
2021
Project Director
Seth Carley, D. G.
Recipient Organization
NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIV
(N/A)
RALEIGH,NC 27695
Performing Department
Southern IPM Center
Non Technical Summary
The mission of the Southern IPM Center (SIPMC) is to foster development and adoption of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), a science-based approach to managing pests in ways that generate economic, environmental and human health benefits. SIPMC's unique strengths will be leveraged through collaboration among three Southern institutions (North Carolina State University, University of Georgia, and Auburn University) in partnership with regional stakeholders in multiple sectors from agricultural, urban, and rural settings to identify and address regional priorities for research, education, and outreach. Additional support and direction has been provided so that SIPMC also manages a rich portfolio of applications and expertise that serve as the foundation for the IPM Information Supplement. Included in our current proposal are programs that not only satisfy multiple priorities of the Crop Protection and Pest Management Program, but also promote the five goals of the National IPM Roadmap. These include 1) Improved IPM Practices through the following programs: Regulatory Science Network, Facilitation of Innovation Through Technology (FITT), pollinator protection, resistance management, National IPM Database, and grant programs 2) Economical IPM Practices through FITT, invasive species, resistance management, National IPM Database, grant programs, and underserved audiences 3) Reduced Environmental Risks through FITT, invasive species, grant programs, resistance management, and underserved audiences. 4) Increased IPM Adoption: FITT, invasive species, Regulatory Science Network, grant programs, evaluation and communication, National IPM Database, Friends of Southern IPM Awards, and underserved audiences, and finally, 5) Reduced Human Health Risks through FITT, Regulatory Science Network, pollinator protection, grant programs, and underserved audiences.
Animal Health Component
0%
Research Effort Categories
Basic
10%
Applied
90%
Developmental
(N/A)
Classification

Knowledge Area (KA)Subject of Investigation (SOI)Field of Science (FOS)Percent
2160199000120%
2162299106010%
2162410113040%
2162410116020%
2162410114010%
Goals / Objectives
The mission of the Southern IPM Center (hereafter "the Center") is to foster the development and adoption of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), a science-based approach to managing pests in ways that generate economic, environmental and human health benefits. The Center's collaboration among three Southern institutions in partnership with regional stakeholders from agricultural, urban, and rural settings will identify and address regional priorities for research, education and outreach.The Center's goals reflect those of the National IPM Roadmap: to improve the economic benefits of adopting IPM practices and to reduce risks to human health and the environment caused by the pests themselves or by pest management practices. The Center does this by: Increasing coordination and improving efficiency of IPM research and extension efforts by organizing timely responses to emerging issues of regional importance; Facilitating collaboration by facilitating communications that promote sound IPM; Promoting further development and adoption of IPM through regional information networks, collaborative team building and broad-based stakeholder participation; Documenting the impacts and value of IPM and building support for IPM among stakeholders.The following programs satisfy the priorities of the Crop Protection and Pest Management Program and promote the five goals of the National IPM Roadmap and this Center. (For a description of each program, see below):Goal 1. ImproveIPM Practices: Regulatory Science Network, Facilitation of Innovation Through Technology (FITT), pollinator protection, resistance management, National IPM Database, and grant programs. Goal 2. Stronger Economical IPM Practices: FITT, invasive species, resistance management, National IPM Database, grant programs, and underserved audiences.Goal 3. ReduceEnvironmental Risks: FITT, invasive species, grant programs, resistance management, and underserved audiences.Goal 4. Increase IPM Adoption: FITT, invasive species, Regulatory Science Network, grant programs, evaluation and communication, National IPM Database, Friends of Southern IPM Award, and underserved audiences.Goal 5. ReduceHuman Health Risks: FITT, Regulatory Science Network, pollinator protection, grant programs, and underserved audiences.We address these needs and goals through the application of the following programs:FITT:Where appropriate, FITT provides complimentary database and related IT support for working groups and other collaborative efforts such as those funded by the Critical and Emerging Issues and IPMEP grant programs. This provides sustainability for projects with limited technology needs and allows them to allocate resources to development of content or on-the-ground implementation rather than upkeep and provisioning of IT Infrastructure. In addition to providing advice and IT infrastructure, FITT provides access and user support for applications to facilitate communication, sharing of information, and assist in common research and extension activities.Friends of Southern IPM Awards: This awards program is an important and successful communications and outreach tool and provides a mechanism to interact with groups that may otherwise be unfamiliar with IPM and to put a human "face" to extension and research in IPM. Awards are made on an annual basis to highligh professionals and students doing important work in IPM.Grant programs: A variety of RFAs are released annually, and the funds provided through these programswill help to facilitate timely responses to critical IPM needs and emerging issues, as well as providing funds to "test new strategies" and develop programs that are challenging to fund through other means. The goal is to provide researchers and Extension professionals funds to develop effective IPM solutions to Regional pest issues. Invasive species:This signature program embraces the need for collaboration and leveraging of resources. To coordinate a more effective response to invasive species, this proposal is aligned with three Regional Centers. together we will develop and promote an Invasive Species Response Kit, support Working Groups, and increase coordination and strengthen partnerships around the invasive species issue. National IPM Database:The National IPM Database, an online data base created by our in-house programmer,contains over 1000 IPM documents; of these, 275 of the Crop Profiles are 5 years old or older, and 37 of the 41 PMSPs are 5 years old or older. This program will continue to increase availability of critical IPM information through the database, and also encourage and facilitate updates for out-dated documents.Pollinator Protection: This program will ncrease coordination and research-driven information about pollinator habitat and protection through IPM through published articles, workshops, and publications.Regulatory Science Network:The primary function of the Regulatory Science Network is to gather information for regulatory decisions regarding IPM, in response to "calls for information" by Federal partners.In addition to a more rigorous approach to addressing calls for information and working actively to respond to open comment periods, staff will make a great effort to produce or update important IPM Documents such as Crop Profiles and PMSPs so that Federal partners and other interested stakeholders are able to more efficiently find necessary information within a robust database.Resistance management:Utilize the FITT program in support of projects that aim to delineate resistant pest populations or better visualize the geographic scope of known resistance. This includes the reporting of potential performance failures, coordinating individuals to troubleshoot application issues, collection of samples for confirmation of resistance, and facilitating communication between growers, extension, researchers, testing labs, and industry representatives. Underserved audiences:The Center would like to better engage specific academic audiences within these communities through a grant writing workshop and mentoring program. Federal programs identify the historically black colleges and universities (1890s) and Hispanic audiences as members of the underserved communities, and these will be th efirst priority with respect to grant opportunitties, grant writitng workshops, and other collaborative opportunitites.
Project Methods
Our core function is toincrease IPM Coordination, Efficiency, and Collaboration in the South. It is imperitive that we engage multiple stakholders to facilitate "change in knowledge, actions, or condition". To do this, stakeholders and partner institutions will be involved through mechanisms including multi-institutional project leadership, IPM Working Groups, our competitive grant programs, and the Friends of Southern IPM Awards program. We will do this by engaging:i. Multi-institutional leadership: Leadership of this proposed project is shared among NC State, University of Georgia, and Auburn University.ii. Working Groups: Working groups by definition involve a diverse membership of stakeholders and institutions. The Center will continue to provide support for working groups through funding, facilitation, and IT support services. The Center occasionally supports working group members by providing travel funds for individuals to travel to meetings outside of the region.The Center supports working groups through two grant programs. The Critical and Emerging Issues grants support ad hoc working groups to promptly address urgent issues. It also supports working groups that may not have been grant recipients but have self-organized and requested in-kind support and official recognition through the Centers. The IPM Enhancement Grants directly funds working groups (see below).iii. Grant Programs: The Center's two main grant programs, IPM Enhancement Grant and the Critical and Emerging Issues grants, are mechanisms to engage stakeholders and other institutions through direct funding of seed or capstone projects or working groups. Through these grants, the Center has engaged with many institutions and has the potential to engage with even more institutions in the future.iv. Friends of Southern IPM Award program: The award program attracts nominations from college deans, department heads and other administrative personnel who are not usually involved in IPM programs but may interact or supervise students or faculty who are involved in IPM research or extension. The call for graduate student nominations has been very successful and often engages university department heads for multiple years as they nominate students in their departments. Students and professional award recipients are invited to participate in future award panels to assist with selection of new winners. In addition, this program engages members of the 1890 universities who do not participate in other Center programs.We will also developand maintaininteractive Information networks. One major stakeholder group that we employ to assist in this is our Advisory Council (AC).The AC works with us to plan aspects of our proposals and Signature Programs,aids in decision making and gneralguidance. Since communication is vital to maintaining an effective netork, the Center communicates with AC members periodically; members then share that information via a variety of communication formats (emails, seminars, conversations with colleagues, etc.) with important stakeholder groups throughout the region. USDA and other federal partners are informed of stakeholder concerns and priorities as they arise.Another major initiative we use to aid stakeholders and increase efficineies, is our FITT program.Facilitating successful collaborations among diverse stakeholders is the Center's natural niche, particularly during a period of increasing need for IPM answers but decreasing public resources.As technology rapidly changes, the approach must also evolve to best meet, serve and anticipate the needs of the IPM community. Co-Director LaForest serves a valuable role for the partner programs in monitoring the technology environment, identifying tools that will be useful, bringing these tools to the attention of Center stakeholders, and facilitating their use.Through the FITT initiative, the Center facilitates and provides IT support for several working groups.FITT's support enhances communication and coordination among groups, which increases potential for synergy and limits the duplication of effort. Its Web presence is also leveraged to help highlight each group's membership, priorities, and progress toward IPM development and implementation.FITT facilitates use of the most appropriate and current technology by IPM programs and projects and ensures that existing resources are fully leveraged.A great deal of what makes our Center effective is the strong communication network we maintain, and the lengths to which we go to "get information out there".With the help of our Communications Director, we developand distributecontent (e.g., articles, press releases, etc.) that communicates positive outcomes of projects to target audiences. Components include both traditional (print) and more contemporary (online, social media) aspects. Outlets include:The blog, IPM in the South. This blog (https://ipmsouth.com) currently attracts a mainly non-scientific audience. Titles are disseminated through Twitter, and many are "re-tweeted" by followers to augment the number of people who see the headlines. This blog usually presents stories and news items about successes, general IPM news, funding opportunities and job openings.Social Media. The Center's 1,385 Twitter followers include garden centers, Land-grant university faculty and staff, Extension offices, and state Departments of Agriculture, many of whom retweet Center items. The Facebook page links to more potential stakeholders. Some news items are summarized on the Facebook page. That page also gives us an opportunity to post photos of the Center's presence at events like BugFest, A Bug's Day and major conferences.YouTube videos. During the last grant cycle, the Center developed a YouTube page for the IPM eAcademy, containing a few videos of meetings and webinars. These videos will be offered primarily to the IPM Coordinators, although other PDs who cannot accommodate a visit to their worksite or a webinar into their schedule will have the opportunity to do one of these videos as well.Traditional Media. Feature articles about IPM activities have appeared in grower magazines, online media and newspapers. Staff will continue to work with outlets, including newspaper, radio and television to place success stories in publications specifically read by growers. Staff will also work with partner universities to have success stories placed in university news or to be released to media in specific states.Outreach. For the past few years, the Center has had a presence at three North Carolina-based events. These events involve stakeholders from the general public and farming communities, two groups that the Center doesn't otherwise interact with. In addition to these events, staff will make a concerted effort to interact with members of the sustainable agriculture community. The Center has funded several IPM Enhancement projects that utilize sustainable methods of IPM, and highlighting those projects may help illustrate the similarities between IPM and sustainable agriculture and organic agriculture. Highlighting growers who use sustainable pest management methods would also be a way to tell the IPM story in a way that would invite more buy-in and help a public audience understand how Center projects ultimately benefit them.Finally, no program is complete without the appropriate evaluation component. Our Evaluation Specialist participates in the planning of all programs of the Center. Planning includes the definition of indicators (metrics) for all outputs and outcomes. In this grant period, the Evaluation Specialist will develop and administer an internal reporting system for periodic collection of those metrics from all programs.

Progress 09/01/20 to 08/31/21

Outputs
Target Audience:Researchers (public and private sectors), Extension agents and administrators, Land grant faculty and students, Growers/Producers, Land managers, Agricultural workers, Underserved and minority populations, State and Federal policy makers, Partners (EPA, USDA, SERA3, etc.), Consultants, Pesticide Safety Education Program Educators, Consumers, General public. Changes/Problems:COVID 19 and the social distancing guidelines have been the biggest challenge this reporting cycle. The pandemic has caused efforts to be refocused, delivery methods to be modified, and delays in several programs, some examples are listed below: No workshops were moderated during this reporting period. COVID-19 was a significant factor deterring the convening of in person workshops. COVID-19 has disrupted scientific collaboration with a complete reduction in meetings and workshops that would otherwise provide fertile ground for recruiting contributors and organizing plan teams. "Organize and run a grant writing workshop yearly for faculty at land grant universities with underserved audiences" is on hold due to COVID-19 pandemic. Due to COVID-19, Southern IPM Center Staff have attended virtual meetings to coordinate activity between the centers by regularly participating in monthly all-regional staff calls, and our Co-Directors participate in meetings with other Regional IPM Centers regularly. No in-person Advisory Council meeting this year due to COVID-19. We were without an Evaluation Specialist for much of this reporting period and are glad to have finally re-filled this position. What opportunities for training and professional development has the project provided?Grant system tutorial videos were recorded and published on YouTube. How have the results been disseminated to communities of interest?The 12 enhancement grants that were awarded this year were highlighted on our website and shared via our newsletter. Friends of IPM award recipients were publicized on our website. 168 EDDMaps users are currently signed up for 252 alerts targeted at the Southern Region. 86 alerts for 67 users were added in the project period. 1,636 alerts were successfully delivered and have a 76% open rate. Further promotion of this feature is needed. Social media accounts (Twitter, added 26, total 1,627, impressions 57,302) & (Agtech 360 Twitter, new account, total 135 and impressions 14,335), produced podcasts (919 plays), IPM Hour webinars (6 webinars with a total of 62 original attendees), published videos (901 new views in reporting period, 7,098 total) and newsletter distribution (6 sent, 333 contacts) continue to reach various stakeholders in the region and nation. Grants Program Press/Media Publications: IPM Enhancement Grant 562425-2018-3200-13 Outreach: Distribution and Symptomology of CLRDV, an Alabama perspective: https://www.plantmanagementnetwork.org/edcenter/seminars/2019MSURowCropShortCourse/CLRDVAlabama/default.asp https://aaes.auburn.edu/blog/2020/03/19/cotton-research-report-2019/ https://www.plantmanagementnetwork.org/edcenter/seminars/2019MSURowCropShortCourse/CLRDVAlabama/CLRDVAlabama.pdf https://www.aces.edu/blog/topics/farming/row-crops-short-course-available-online/ CLRDV a Factor in 2020 Cotton Production ACES. https://www.aces.edu/blog/topics/farming/clrdv-factor-2020-cotton-production/ Cotton Leafroll Dwarf Virus Confirmed in Alabama Cotton. https://www.aces.edu/blog/topics/farming/cotton-leafroll-dwarf-virus-confirmed-in-alabama-cotton/ (Thursday Briefing June 18) CLRDV found early in Cotton Sentinel Plots (June 18, 2020).https://twitter.com/NCottonCouncil/status/1273307134181158912 CLRDV found early in Cotton Sentinel Plots Cotton Farming (June 17, 2020). https://www.cottonfarming.com/production-2/clrdv-found-early-in-alabama-sentry-cotton-plots/ Cotton leafroll dwarf virus: 2020 Sentinel Plot Update (February 12th, 2021). https://www.aces.edu/blog/topics/crop-production/cotton-leafroll-dwarf-virus-2020-sentinel-plot-update/ CLRDV Update-Cotton Shorts Newsletter article (June 6th, 2020). https://us3.campaign-archive.com/?u=2e7abc152e2f2c6ce03899776&id=c8b7750ea5 Cotton leaf roll dwarf virus perspective- Alabama Crops Report Newsletter article (August 11th, 2020). https://us8.campaign-archive.com/?u=b4fcf8002e32aa01d08d25dc3&id=a52c33320f Cotton leafroll dwarf virus: 2020 Sentinel Plot Update - Alabama Crops Report Newsletter article (February 16th, 2021). https://us8.campaign-archive.com/?u=b4fcf8002e32aa01d08d25dc3&id=f54eb88af3 Auburn University, College of Agriculture. http://ocm.auburn.edu/newsroom/news_articles/2021/02/101407-row-crop-virtual-course.php Auburn University, College of Agriculture. http://ocm.auburn.edu/newsroom/news_articles/2020/10/080920-cotton-virus-research.php South East Farm Press https://www.farmprogress.com/cotton/cotton-virus-prevalent-sky-isnt-falling South East Farm Press https://www.farmprogress.com/crop-disease/still-hard-measure-cotton-virus-losses-scientists-learning-more Progressive Farmer https://www.dtnpf.com/agriculture/web/ag/crops/article/2021/01/26/cotton-leafroll-dwarf-virus-poses-us The Australian Cotton Grower https://www.cottongrower.com.au/read/34#50 The Australian Cotton Grower https://www.cottongrower.com.au/read/11#34 AgFax https://agfax.com/2020/02/21/alabama-cotton-leaf-roll-dwarf-virus-what-you-should-know/ IPM Enhancement Grant 561404-02706. Blog Post: Parsons, S. (March 10, 2020). To native or not to native? ECOIPM. https://ecoipm.org/2020/03/10/to-native-or-not-to-native/ IPM Enhancement Grant 566507-2018-3200-02. Blog Post: Mjurray, S. (2020). Study: For monarch butterflies, plant variety is the spice of life. UF Blogs. http://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/news/2020/10/15/study-for-monarch-butterflies-plant-variety-is-the-spice-of-life Media Coverage for Ambrosia Beetle Issues Working Group: Sellers, M. (November 4, 2019). UGA scientists receive grants to study ambrosia beetles. CAES Newswire, University of Georgia. https://newswire.caes.uga.edu/story.html?storyid=8174 Cabrera, E. (March 24, 2020). Pecan farmers should be on lookout for ambrosia beetles. Albany Herald. https://www.albanyherald.com/news/pecan-farmers-should-be-on-lookout-for-ambrosia-beetles/article_80cd53ec-6dea-11ea-90ac-ebbef345dd60.html What do you plan to do during the next reporting period to accomplish the goals?Continue to work with our stakeholders and assure that we are upholding the needs of our programs and goals of the grant through continued programming, outreach, and support.For many of the components, we plan to continue the current offerings and support projects, programs, and databases as requested. Specific enhancements for the next year are listed below. The IPM Database has information on how a crop is grown, available control tactics for pests in a commodity and how effective those control measures have been. With the addition of management handbooks, it also contains what is recommended by land-grant universities. Several partners including the University of Georgia have requested to access this data in a machine-readable format so they may integrate it with their own applications. An Application Programming Interface (API) will be designed and implemented to give partners the ability to easily access and utilize the data from any document. Development of the new Grant System and the implementation of a common reporting procedure for projects will continue. This will be complemented by production of additional tutorials to assist users and Zoom walkthroughs for orienting new users. Crop protection network and the North Central IPM Center are planning webinar series for the coming project period and will use Zoom webinar account provided by this grant and the technical expertise of our staff. We have also received inquiries into hosting of hybrid meetings as the threat of COVID-19 lessens and in-person meetings resume. We will open our IPM Enhancement Grants RFA in September and hold the review panel in January, 2022. Awards will go out in February, and projects can start March, 2022. New ideas for recruiting PDs and teams to work on strategic plans will be explored in the fourth year of the project. We also have three PMSP workshops we are planning to host (likely online). We are also working with four new PDs to get several new CPs completed. We will continue to work with PIs to recruit new CPs and PMSP documents. Another round of Friends of IPM nominations will take place in fall 2021. We will continue to work with our current EDDMaps partners, meet via zoom quarterly, and develop additional outreach materials on center offered services for combating invasive species.The joint working group among the IPM Centers will be working on a paper that aligns the PAMS approach to IPM with the invasion curve used in invasive species. It will illustrate how they can work together and promote a more seamless transition when a species establishes and management goals from early detection and rapid response to routine management. We will continue to work with our current partners and finish the MOU with https://www.pesticideresistance.org/. We will be working with the Botrytis and Anthracnose Testing for program funded by the Southern Region Small Fruit Consortium to provide an EDDMapS based data management solution. This would streamline the flow of this data and make it available for mapping and providing timely notifications. We will continue to work with the Caribbean Needs Assessment Team and are also partnering individually with both IPM Coordinators from U.S. VI, Amy Dreves, and PR, Wanda Aldmovar, to assist them with strengthening their IPM-focused grant writing. An underserved audience needs assessment survey is being developed by our new evaluation specialist. We will finalize the IPM Pollinator series in JIPM and publish the special collection. COVID has presented an opportunity for more interest in digital services, and the FITT program will continue to grow to support our stakeholders affording new partnerships and strengthening former ones. We will continue to support our stakeholders through network coordination and communication while continuing our social media outreach.

Impacts
What was accomplished under these goals? FITT: Maintain and administered IPM center websites: southernipm.org, ipmcenters.org, ecotox.ipmcenters.org, ipmdata.ipmcenters.org, nifacontacts.ipmcenters.org, projects.ipmcenters.org, and resources.ipmcenters.org. Received 136,839 pageviews from 21,246 users in 34,207 visits. Hosted websites for working groups and IPM related projects: Hosted 40 websites receiving 4,089,251 pageviews in 1,615,588 visits from 1,239,596 users. This includes myIPM for Fruit & Nut, working groups for pests and diseases of corn, wheat, soybean, basil, cowpea, onion, and pecan, and websites on specific invasive species such as tawny crazy any, brown marmorated stink bug, kudzu bug, crapemyrtle bark scale, cogongrass, spotted wing drosophila, and rose rosette disease. PeanutRX.org was created to converted from a set of paper charts used for estimating risk of disease in peanut to an online tool. It includes both a risk calculator and a tool for field use. Seven new sites were added to the resources hosted by the Southern IPM Center. Two sites involved migrating content from another system into WordPress hosted by the Southern IPM Center, four were new sites hosted in WordPress, one as migrating from one WordPress host to the Southern IPM Center. Four regular newsletters were managed in MailChimp for the Southern region. Webinar Hosting of University of Kentucky Fall 2020 Crop Protection Series. Webinar Hosting of Management of Plant-Parasitic Nematodes in Vegetables. Friends of IPM Awards: Request for Nominations was released December 14, 2020. 248 people accessed, 32 nominations were received, and 8 awards were given out. Overall, this was a successful year for the program in terms of the number, quality, and diversity of the nominations. For example, the award recipients include a plant pathologist and an entomologist from an 1890 land-grant institution (Florida A&M University). One of the award recipients was from Mississippi State University, which traditionally has been underrepresented in this program. The recipient of this year's Lifetime Achievement Award is a female, which also represents a first. Grant Programs: IPM Enhancement Grants RFA was updated and released Sept 15, 2020, 203 people electronically accessed the RFA, 37 proposals were submitted, and 12 proposals were funded. The IPM Documents Grant is a "rolling" submission process and is open from January 1 until the end of December the same year, or until the funds allocated for this grant RFA are committed. We received no requests for IPM documents grants during this reporting period, therefore no proposals were funded. Maintained and improved a new grant system website (grants.ipmcenters.org), which is replacing the Proposal/Projects Management System (projects.ipmcenters.org). In this reporting period (the first phase of this transition), the new grants system was used to run 13 competitions (including both grants and the Friends of IPM awards), for which a total of 108 proposals or nominations were submitted and reviewed. Migrated Logic Models site to a new server and configured an independent domain for this site, logicmodels.ipmcenters.org instead of www.ipmcenters.org/LogicModels., and migrate or archive historic PPMS data. Invasive Species: Maps are provided through https://maps.eddmaps.org for 5,186 species. From 3/1/2020-1/31/2021 they have been viewed online 732,585 times by 449,727 users in 320,671 visits. While 71% of the users came from EDDMapS or another site related to the IPM Center, there is significant usage from eXtension (1%), public new sources (16%) and Land-grant Universities (1%). 8,468 records were submitted on 492 subjects from 2,614 reporters in 561 counties and 12 states. 4,580 were reviewed by experts to help assure the accuracy of the report and in some cases help in management. 464 records are the first county records that have been included in the database and include 171 species. These may not be true first detections as some of the bulk data received serves to populate maps with data for known invasive populations. National IPM Database: We published 2 Crop Profiles and 2 Pest Management Strategic Plans. Pollinator Protection: Worked with teachers to embed curriculum into their teaching practices. 5 authors have agreed to participate in the pollinator series in the JIPM. The deadline for articles was January 1, 2020, then postponed to April 1, 2020. Due to complications of COVID-19, the final deadline has been pushed to March 30, 2021. Regulatory Science Network: We send our responses directly to the OPMP staffer who sent the original call for information. This year to-date we have received and responded to one request for information on multiple fungicides. Resistance Management: Reporting, data management, routing of information is though EDDMapS. Met with David Mota Sanchez from https://www.pesticideresistance.org/ and are developing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to make sure all parties are agreed to what data will be shared and how it will be used. Underserved Audiences: We are working closely with the Caribbean Island Collaboration Team on Needs Assessments with our Caribbean partners (including U.S. VI and PR, among others). Other Projects: Interregional and National Partnerships: We frequently participate with other IPM Centers. Mutual Program Support: A committee formed by the four IPM Centers on the integration of IPM and invasive species concepts is making progress on protocols that will lead to improved Invasive species response efforts. Joint contributions to program support include grant system development, IPM Data, delivery of IPM information, web analytics, and online networking. Participation in various national committees, organizations, and programs, jointly with other regional centers. We participate in the NIPMCC and FIPMCC meetings - in person (NIPMCC in October of every year) and FIPMCC via conference calls (monthly). Each year, most SIPMC staff participate in the NIPMCC meetings. SERA3 and Advisory Council (AC) Engagement: Meeting were held online. Southern IPM Advisory Council Membership guidelines were revised. ARDP/EIP Coordination: Due to COVID-19, many regional and professional society meetings were canceled. Rather than postpone these indefinitely, we have started a new monthly webinar - the Southern IPM Hour. Six presentations were given virtually. EIP awardees have been represented under the interaction from SERA3. ARDP awardees are invited to our upcoming spring meeting for the Advisory Council. This past cycle, the Southern IPM Twitter page gained 26 new followers for 1627 followers total, and our posts from March 2020 to January 2021 had 57,302 tweet impressions. SIPMC's Facebook page gained 90 followers for a total of 501, and our LinkedIn page has 22 followers. We use the service Mailchimp to send information to the 333 contacts that have signed up for our newsletter. The information in this newsletter includes IPM updates, highlighted stories, announcements, job postings in IPM, etc. This newsletter was sent every other month in the reporting period and has expanded to monthly issues in 2021. We also post our own IPM stories and impacts that link to our website and our Exposure photo blog page at https://southernipm.exposure.co/. where we have a total of 917 views. The site has been especially useful in highlighting PMSP travel and grants awardees. In partnership with the Center of Excellence for Regulatory Science in Agriculture at NC State called Agtech 360. The podcast goal is to create dialogue around emerging agriculture tech and break the silos of academia, industry, and Extension by connecting growers, producers, and the overall sustainability community. 8 episodes were released and made available. The Southern IPM hour allows us to showcase IPM across the Southern region and gives the opportunity to disseminate project results.

Publications

  • Type: Books Status: Published Year Published: 2021 Citation: Pollinator Gardening for the South Creating Sustainable Habitats, By Danesha Seth Carley, Anne M. Spafford, PAPERBACK ISBN: 978-1-4696-5941-1, Published: March 2021, UNC Press.
  • Type: Conference Papers and Presentations Status: Published Year Published: 2019 Citation: IPM Enhancement Grant 566509-2018-3200-04 Cotton Beltwide Conferences Proceedings (2019). The Effect of Crop and Non-crop Habitat on Native Pollinators in Cotton Agroecosystems: Cotton as an Ecosystem Resource to Native Bee Pollinators and the Return Benefits to Cotton.
  • Type: Journal Articles Status: Published Year Published: 2020 Citation: IPM Enhancement Grant 566508-2018-3200-03 Hidayat, P., I. Aviansyah and G.L. Gumilang. 2020. Distribution and population density of the alang-alang gall midge, Orseolia javanica Kieffer & van Leeuwen-reijnvaan (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae). IOP Conference Series, Earth Environ. Sci. 418: 1-7. doi:10.1088/1755-1315/418/1/012084
  • Type: Journal Articles Status: Published Year Published: 2020 Citation: IPM Enhancement Grant 566508-2018-3200-03 Hidayat, P., D. Guntoro, K. Takasu, and W.A. Overholt. 2020. Biology and rearing of the cogongrass gall midge Orseolia javanica Kieffer & Docters van Leeuwen-Reijnvaan (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae). Biodiversitas https://biorxiv.org/cgi/content/short/2020.02.27.966499v1
  • Type: Conference Papers and Presentations Status: Published Year Published: 2019 Citation: IPM Enhancement Grant 566508-2018-3200-03. Cuda, J.P., P. Hidayat, and K. Simamora. 2019. Performance of the gall midge Orseolia javanica (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) on two Florida biotypes of cogongrass, Imperata cylindrica (poster). Proceedings of the XV International Symposium oniological Control of Weeds, Engelberg, Switzerland, 26-31 August. Abstracts, p. 40.
  • Type: Conference Papers and Presentations Status: Published Year Published: 2019 Citation: IPM Enhancement Grant 566508-2018-3200-03 Cuda, J.P., W.A. Overholt, and P. Hidayat. 2019. Is the gall midge Orseolia javanica (Diptera: Cedicomyiidae) a potential biological control agent for the invasive cogongrass, Imperata cylindrica, in the southeastern US? (poster). Annual Meeting of the ESA- Entomology 2019, St. Louis, MO, 17-20 November. 120 attendees.
  • Type: Conference Papers and Presentations Status: Published Year Published: 2019 Citation: IPM Enhancement Grant 566508-2018-3200-03 Cuda, J.P., P. Hidayat, and K. Simamora. 2019. Performance of the gall midge Orseolia javanica (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) on two Florida biotypes of cogongrass, Imperata cylindrica (poster). Proceedings of the XV International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, Engelberg, Switzerland, 26-31 August. 300 attendees.
  • Type: Journal Articles Status: Published Year Published: 2020 Citation: IPM Enhancement Grant 566509-2018-3200-04 Parys, K. A., I. L. Esquivel, K. W. Wright, T. Griswold, and M. J. Brewer. 2020. Native pollinators (Hymenoptera?: Anthophila) in cotton grown in the Gulf South, United States. Agronomy. 10(5): 114. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy10050698
  • Type: Journal Articles Status: Published Year Published: 2020 Citation: IPM Enhancement Grant 566509-2018-3200-04 Esquivel, I. L., R. N. Coulson, and M. J. Brewer. 2020. A native bee, Melissodes tepaneca (Hymenoptera: Apidae), benefits cotton production. Insects 11 (8): 487. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects11080487
  • Type: Theses/Dissertations Status: Submitted Year Published: 2020 Citation: IPM Enhancement Grant 566507-2018-3200-02 Perry RL. (2020). Investigating the effects of plant diversity and nutrients on drivers of monarch fitness and abundance. University of Florida electronic theses and dissertations.
  • Type: Conference Papers and Presentations Status: Published Year Published: 2020 Citation: IPM Enhancement Grant 566507-2018-3200-02 Dale AG. January 2020. Incorporating integrated pest management programs into your courses best management practices manual. Golf Industry Show (GIS) Annual Conference. Orlando, FL.
  • Type: Conference Papers and Presentations Status: Published Year Published: 2019 Citation: IPM Enhancement Grant 566507-2018-3200-02 Perry RL, Daniels J, Unruh JB, Dale AG. November 2019. Effects of increased nitrogen and plant species richness on milkweed and monarch fitness. Graduate student paper competition. Entomological Society of America annual meeting. St. Louis, MO.
  • Type: Conference Papers and Presentations Status: Published Year Published: 2019 Citation: IPM Enhancement Grant 566507-2018-3200-02 Dale AG. November 2019. Integrating conservation and pest management on golf courses. Member symposium: Defying the decline: Applied and research-based conservation initiatives making a difference in sustaining insect biodiversity. Entomological Society of America annual meeting. St. Louis, MO.
  • Type: Journal Articles Status: Published Year Published: 2020 Citation: IPM Enhancement Grant 566507-2018-3200-02 Nestle RL, Daniels J, Dale AG. 2020. Mixed-species gardens increase monarch oviposition without increasing top-down regulation. Insects 11(9), 648; https://doi.org/10.3390/insects11090648
  • Type: Journal Articles Status: Published Year Published: 2020 Citation: IPM Enhancement Grant 561404-02706 Parsons, S.E., Kerner, L.M., and Frank, S.D. (2020) Effects of native and exotic congeners on diversity of invertebrate natural enemies, available spider biomass, and pest control services in residential landscapes. Biodiversity and Conservation, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10531-020-01932-8.
  • Type: Conference Papers and Presentations Status: Published Year Published: 2019 Citation: IPM Enhancement Grant 561405-02664 Huseth AS. Management of Soil Insect Pests in Organic Sweet Potatoes. Organic Commodities and Livestock Conference, Raleigh, NC. 02-07-2019. 40 attendees.
  • Type: Conference Papers and Presentations Status: Published Year Published: 2019 Citation: IPM enhancement grant 561405-02664 Pellegrino A and Huseth AS. Management of Soil Insect Pests in Organic Sweet Potato and Cover Crop Systems. Organic Commodities and Livestock Conference, Raleigh, NC. 02-11-2019. 37 attendees.
  • Type: Theses/Dissertations Status: Submitted Year Published: 2020 Citation: IPM enhancement grant 561405-02664. Masters thesis. Hahn, S. L. (2020). Winter cover crops for weed control and nitrogen management.
  • Type: Journal Articles Status: Published Year Published: 2020 Citation: IPM enhancement grant 562425-2018-3200-13 Wang, H., J. Greene, J.D. Muller, K. Conner and A. Jacobson 2020. First report of Cotton leafroll dwarf virus in cotton fields of South Carolina. Plant Disease. 104: 2532. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-03-20-0635-PDN
  • Type: Journal Articles Status: Published Year Published: 2020 Citation: IPM enhancement grant 562425-2018-3200-13 Thiessen, L. T.L. Schappe, M. Zaccaron, K. Conner, J. Koebernick, A. Jacobson, and A. Huseth. 2020. First report of cotton leafroll dwarf disease caused by Cotton leafroll dwarf virus affecting cotton in North Carolina. Plant Disease. 104: 3275-3276. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-02-20-0335-PDN
  • Type: Journal Articles Status: Published Year Published: 2020 Citation: IPM enhancement grant 562425-2018-3200-13 Iriarte, F., K.K. Dey, I.M. Small, K. Conner, K. O'Brien, L. Johnson, C. Savery, E. Carter, D. Sprague, D.L. Wright, R.L. Nichols, M. Mulvaney, and M.L. Paret, 2020. First report of Cotton leafroll dwarf virus (CLRDV) in Florida. Plant Disease 104:2744. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-10-19-2150-PDN
  • Type: Conference Papers and Presentations Status: Published Year Published: 2020 Citation: IPM Enhancement Grant 562425-2018-3200-13 Mahas, J.W., P.M. Roberts, K. Conner, S. Bag, M.D. Toews, E.K. Blythe, F.B. Hamilton, C.H. Ray, A.L. Jacobson. November 2020. Managing the Primary vector of Cotton leafroll dwarf virus does not Reduce Final Virus Incidence in Cotton. The Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America Virtual Annual Meeting. Poster Presentation. Second place graduate student research poster for PIE section.
  • Type: Conference Papers and Presentations Status: Published Year Published: 2020 Citation: IPM Enhancement Grant 562425-2018-3200-13 Mahas, J.W., A.L. Jacobson. October 2020. Quantifying Imidacloprid Susceptibility in Populations of Aphis gossypii. Auburn University's Graduate Student Poster Showcase. Auburn, AL. Virtual Conference. Poster presentation. First place graduate student research poster.
  • Type: Conference Papers and Presentations Status: Published Year Published: 2020 Citation: IPM Enhancement Grant 562425-2018-3200-13 Mahas, J.W. and A.L. Jacobson. October 2020. Quantifying Imidacloprid Susceptibility in Populations of Aphis gossypii. Southeastern Population Ecology & Evolutionary Genetics 2020 Virtual Conference. Poster presentation.
  • Type: Conference Papers and Presentations Status: Published Year Published: 2020 Citation: IPM Enhancement Grant 562425-2018-3200-13 Mahas, J.W. and A.L. Jacobson. October 2020. Understanding Drivers of Insecticide Resistance in Insect Pest Populations. Auburn University's Three Minute Thesis. Auburn, AL. 3 minute oral presentation.
  • Type: Conference Papers and Presentations Status: Published Year Published: 2020 Citation: IPM Enhancement Grant 562425-2018-3200-13 Mahas, J.W. and A.L. Jacobson. March 2020. Susceptibility of Aphis gossypii to Imidacloprid in Alabama. Bayer CropScience Site Visit. Chesterfield, MO.
  • Type: Conference Papers and Presentations Status: Published Year Published: 2020 Citation: IPM Enhancement Grant 562425-2018-3200-13 Jacobson, A.L., P. Roberts, M. Toews, K. Conner, S. Bag, J. Mahas, A. Kesheimer. January 2020. Investigating the Impact of Planting Date and Cotton Aphid Management on the Final Incidence of Cotton Leafroll Dwarf Virus. Proceedings of the Beltwide Cotton Conferences, Austin, TX. 15 minute oral presentation.
  • Type: Conference Papers and Presentations Status: Published Year Published: 2020 Citation: IPM Enhancement Grant 562425-2018-3200-13 Zaccaron, M., Koebernick, J., Hagan, A., and Conner, K. CLRDV multi-state sentinel plot and screening trial results. In 2020 Beltwide Cotton Conference proceedings. Austin, TX. 15 minute oral presentation.
  • Type: Conference Papers and Presentations Status: Published Year Published: 2020 Citation: IPM Enhancement Grant 562425-2018-3200-13 Heilsnis, B., K. Conner, J. Koebernick, A.L. Jacobson. January 2020. Transmission of Cotton Leafroll Dwarf Virus By Aphis Gossypii. Proceedings of the Beltwide Cotton Conferences, Austin, TX. 15 minute oral presentation.
  • Type: Conference Papers and Presentations Status: Published Year Published: 2020 Citation: IPM Enhancement Grant 562425-2018-3200-13 Heilsnis, B., Conner, K., Koebernick, J. Jacobson, A. 2020. Characterizing the Mode of Transmission for Cotton Leafroll Dwarf Virus (CLRDV) in US Populations of Aphis Gossypii. ASA-CSSA-SSSA annual meeting. 11 minute oral presentation.
  • Type: Conference Papers and Presentations Status: Published Year Published: 2020 Citation: IPM Enhancement Grant 562425-2018-3200-13 Koebernick, J. Addressing blue disease in the U.S. In 2020 Cotton and rice conservation conference proceedings. Memphis, TN. Jan 29-30. 30 minute oral presentation.
  • Type: Conference Papers and Presentations Status: Published Year Published: 2021 Citation: IPM Enhancement Grant 562425-2018-3200-13 Strayer-Scherer, A., Hagan, A. K., Burch, K., Conner, K., Brown, S. M., Zaccaron, M., Koebernick, J., Miller, H. B., and Moore, D. January 2021. Occurrence of Cotton Leafroll Dwarf Disease as Impacted by Cotton Cultivar and Planting Date in Alabama. Beltwide Cotton Conference 2021. 15 minute oral presentation.
  • Type: Conference Papers and Presentations Status: Published Year Published: 2021 Citation: IPM Enhancement Grant 562425-2018-3200-13 Hagan, A. K., Strayer-Scherer, A., Burch, K., Conner, K., Bowen, K. L., Miller, H. B., Mclemoyl, C., and Burkett, J. January 2021. Assessment of Yield Loss Attributed to Cotton Leafroll Dwarf Disease in Alabama Cotton. Beltwide Cotton Conference 2021. 15 minute oral presentation.
  • Type: Conference Papers and Presentations Status: Published Year Published: 2020 Citation: IPM Enhancement Grant 562425-2018-3200-13 Roberts, P., M. Toews, A.L. Jacobson, R. Smith, S. Paula-Moraes, J. Greene, D. Reisig, S. Taylor. January 2020. Cotton Aphid Insecticide Efficacy in the Southeast. Proceedings of the Beltwide Cotton Conferences, Austin, TX. 15 minute oral presentation.
  • Type: Conference Papers and Presentations Status: Published Year Published: 2020 Citation: IPM Enhancement Grant 562425-2018-3200-13 McLaughlin, A., K. Conner, K.L. Bowen, A.K. Hagan, W. Groover, K. Lawrence, A.L. Jacobson. January 2020. Investigating the Interaction between Crop Age and Timing of Cotton Leafroll Dwarf Virus Inoculation on Disease Severity and Yield Loss. Proceedings of the Beltwide Cotton Conferences, Austin, TX. 15 minute oral presentation.


Progress 09/01/19 to 08/31/20

Outputs
Target Audience:State Extension Administrators, Landgrant-, HBC-, and 1994- faculty, NGOs, Federal Partners (i.e. EPA, USDA, etc.), Growers, State Extension Specialists, State IPM faculty and staff, homeowners, landscaping professionals, nursery growers, landscape/lawncare managers, regional technical commities and SERA3 partners, consumers, Master Gardeners, Bee keepers, Stakeholder Advisory Council Members, Pesticide Safety Education Program Educators Changes/Problems: Nothing Reported What opportunities for training and professional development has the project provided? This year we have moderated and hosted 4 PMSP workshops, with a total of 108 participants. How have the results been disseminated to communities of interest?We proudly publish stories on our various social media accounts, via our newsletter, and through direct emails. We use social media through Facebook and Twitter to share relevant information from our partners, trusted sources, and the USDA about news in IPM. We also post our own IPM stories that link to our website, Exposure site, and Newsletter, our Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages. These serve as a form of outreach to a wide variety of stakeholders and overall audience including industry professionals, academics, researchers, growers, USDA partners, extension agents, etc. These pages serve as a message board and an information hub for IPM and serve as a means of two-way communication, so that if our audience has questions, they can reach out directly to us. 23 messages have been sent via basecamp for coordination of meetings. Our newsletter has been used to make our AC members, PDs, and other stakeholders aware of other information concerning the region that is also relevant to other stakeholders in the region. Co-Director Danesha Carley is the in-coming NIPMCC Chair for the 2020 meeting, to be held in Washington, DC, Oct 2020, and works directly with the NIPMCC Executive Committee. Our team participates in NIPMCC and FIPMCC meetings, and other joint meetings to share information with the IPM community, and with our Federal and State partners specifically. What do you plan to do during the next reporting period to accomplish the goals?In general: We plan to continue to follow our plan of work, which we submitted with our continuation documentation and we will continue to work with our current partners, and meet via zoom quarterly to keep on track. We will continue to support our stakeholders, and participate in joint IPM Center meetings, opportunities, and partnerships. For our Enhancement Grants, we will open our RFA again this September, and hold the review panel in January, 2021. Awards will go out in February, and programs can start as of March 2012. We will move ahead with theCrop Profile (CP) application pending (soybean in NC), and another Pest Management Strategic Plan (PMSP) for turfgrass in Southeast also pending. We plan to continue to work on Handbooks with Georgia, and IPM data input this coming year. For the Friends of IPM, we will finish giving out the awards to 2019-2020 recipients, and hold another open call for another round of FOIPM nominations in fall 2020. We have not made as much progress as we would like for our Underserved audience Program. Specifically,we had a workshop on grant writing scheduled in Puerto Rico for May, 2020, however, the workshop has been postponed until after the COVID related travel restrictions are lifted. Additionally, we were to visit with the Small Farms workgroup to hold a workshop in the summer of 2020. This too is temporarily on-hold. We hope to hold both workshops this coming spring, 2021. We plan to move forward with this program once travel restrictions are lifted. We will work with the other 3 IPM Centers will continueto create a framework utilizing the PAMS idiom to integrate concepts from the invasive species and IPM communities. Members of the working group are continuing to develop instructions for how the services and capabilities of the IPM Centers can be utilized to assist Invasive species response efforts.

Impacts
What was accomplished under these goals? IPM Enhancement Grants 27 proposals were submitted from 10 states. When cooperating states are included, the projects include 13 of 15 southern states/territories and 1 North Central state RFA was updated and released Sept 18, 2019, 241people electronically accessed the RFA Review panel convened in January, 2019 with 9 reviewers from outside the Southern region. 12 proposals were funded for the 2019-2020 Enhancement grant cycle including 5 Workgroup proposals, and 1 Critical and Emerging Issues grant: $10,000 Over 86 communications with active PIs who have requested clarification or assistance with paperwork, reporting, etc. This number increased significantly with the onset of COVID-19. This year, we received and funded 3 IPM documents grants. The first was for approximately $15,000 and was in conjunction in part of an Underserved Audiences project with the Puerto Rico coffee growers. This year we have moderated and hosted 4 PMSP workshops, with a total of 108 participants. We have also published 9 "Handbooks" for various crops in Georgia 2.Friends of IPM Request for Nominations released October 31, 2019, 787 people had access/read it; 19 nominations were received. 7 awards were given out. An awards selection committee was convened in January 2020 to review the nominations and recommend award winners. The committee included six accomplished IPM professionals in the Southern region. A virtual meeting of the committee was held on February 7, 2002. Stories about the two recipients in the Graduate Student award category including one grad student and one PhD student were published on the new southernIPM.org site. These winners with winners in each category were published on the site under the category "Programs/Friends of Southern IPM." 3. Invasive Species Maps are provided through https://maps.eddmaps.org for 4,860 species. As of 6/1-4/30, they have been viewed online 912,606 times by 415,222 users in 582,342 visits. While 65% of the users came from EDDMapS or another site related to the IPM Center, there is significant usage from eXtension (2%), public new sources (27%) and Land-grant Universities (1%). 194 users are currently signed up for alerts targeted at the Southern Region.60 were added in the project period.We have added capability to track the number of alert messages actually sent as well as successful deliveries. Working groups have been engaged including Kudzu Bug, Sugarcane Aphid, Southern Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, National Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, Crape Myrtle Bark Scale, Silver leaf Whitefly and Tawny Crazy Ant, as well as IPM Coordinators though SERA3. 10,905 records were submitted on 483 subjects from 1,940 reporters in 604 counties and 12 states.8,689 were reviewed by experts to help assure the accuracy of the report and in some cases provide assistance in management. 621 records are the first county records that have been included in the database and include 215 species. 4) Resistance Management Maps of verified resistance: 2 EDDMapS 5) Underserved Audiences See above; we held 2 workshops with stakeholders including growers and experts. 6) Pollinator protection We currently have 5 priorities listed for Pollinator Protection in the South Demonstration gardens in the South include 15 gardens in NC, and 1 in Mississippi 5 authors have agreed to participate in this series. The deadline for articles was January 1, then moved to April 1, 2020. Now, with the complications of COVID-19, the deadline has been pushed to sometime this summer. OTHER PROGRAMS AND PARTNERSHIPS Interregional and National Partnerships Our staff attended the October, 2019 All-Regional Staff Meeting in Washington, D.C. The in-person April Meeting previously scheduled for Phoenix, Arizona was moved to a video meeting due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. Our staff regularly participate in the monthly All- Regional Staff calls, our Co-Directors participate in meetings with other Regional IPM Centers regularly. Specialized cross-center committees incl. Communication and IT, Common Measures, and Grants and shared programs (invasives). We regularly participate in ideation sessions among Center Directors, including participating on one-another's grant panels, and discussions of how best to conduct and manage grant panels. We participate in the NIPMCC and FIPMCC meetings - in person (NIPMCC in October of every year) and FIPMCC via conference calls (monthly). Each year, most SIPMC staff participate in the NIPMCC meetings. Interactive Information Networks On April 1, 2020, we participated in an online version of the SERA3 meeting that is typically held in-person at Southeastern Branch ESA. In-person Advisory council meeting held October, 2019 In Raleigh, NC. Our last online meeting with the AC was held on February 19 with 26 people in attendance. 23 messages have been sent via basecamp for coordination of meetings. This year to-date we have received and responded to 7 requestsfor theRegulatory Science network ARDP/EIP coordination PD symposia was held February 11, 2020 in Charleston, SCin conjunction with the Southern Division APS meeting. 5presenters and approximately 90 additional attendees contributed to the meeting and discussion. FITT 50 Web calls - mostly for IPM Center activity. 221 newsletters were sent through mailchimp resulting in 88,600 messages delivered to subscribers.74,524 of those messages were opened by the recipient. The Number of messages that had a user click a link for more information varied widely from an average of 9% to a maximum of 60%. Hosted a 3 day workshop for School IPM Working Group June 18-20, 2019 on revising https://pestsinthehome.extension.org/ 4) Communication Exposure 1696 visits to our Exposure site, with 689 unique story views. We have posted 5 stories. Social media: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn Twitter: Gained 94 new followers for a total of 1601 followers, posts had potential reach of 56,559 people.Southern IPM Twitter page houses 5,111 tweets; Facebook gained 28 followers for a total of 411 followers; LinkedIn Created in February 2020 to reach a new audience, 15 total followers

Publications

  • Type: Other Status: Published Year Published: 2019 Citation: Watson, K. P. (2019). Getting Puerto Rico Brewing:The Collaborative Creation of a Coffee Pest Management Strategic Plan. Available at https://southernipm.exposure.co/getting-puerto-rico-brewing
  • Type: Other Status: Published Year Published: 2020 Citation: Watson, K. P. (2020). A Visit to the U.S. Virgin Islands: Experiencing Generous Island Agriculture. Available at https://southernipm.exposure.co/usvi
  • Type: Other Status: Published Year Published: 2020 Citation: Boudwin, R., Watson, K. P. (2020). 100% Kona: Hawaii Coffee Pest Management Strategic Plan. Available at https://southernipm.exposure.co/kona
  • Type: Other Status: Published Year Published: 2020 Citation: Watson, K. P. (2020). Shelly Pate: Friends of Southern IPM Graduate Student Awardee. Available at https://southernipm.exposure.co/shellypate
  • Type: Other Status: Published Year Published: 2020 Citation: Watson, K. P. (2020). Seth Dorman: Friends of Southern IPM Ph.D. Student Awardee. Available at https://southernipm.exposure.co/sethdorman
  • Type: Journal Articles Status: Published Year Published: 2019 Citation: S.L. Levine, J. Giddings, T. Valenti, G.P. Cobb, D. Seth Carley, L.L. McConnell. 2019. Overcoming Challenges of Incorporating Higher-Tier Data in Ecological Risk Assessments and Risk Management of Pesticides in the United States: Findings and Recommendations from the 2017 Workshop on Regulation and Innovation in Agriculture. 2019. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management (IEAM).
  • Type: Journal Articles Status: Published Year Published: 2019 Citation: Mata, M., Seth Carley, D., Hamblin, A., and Dubois, J-J. 2019. Community Outreach as a Tool for Bee Conservation Efforts. Journal of Extension. October Volume 57 Number 5
  • Type: Other Status: Published Year Published: 2019 Citation: Seth Carley, D. and Adams, R. 2019. If weeds could talk: IPM Indicator weeds in home lawns. March/April North Carolina Turfgrass Magazine
  • Type: Other Status: Published Year Published: 2019 Citation: Seth Carley, D. and Adams, R. 2019. 5 Steps to creating a pollinator-friendly habitat on your golf course. January/February North Carolina Turfgrass Magazine
  • Type: Conference Papers and Presentations Status: Published Year Published: 2019 Citation: keynote speaker for the 2019 RISE Regulatory Conference opening general session on April 4, 2019 (Alexandria, VA, April 2019)


Progress 09/01/18 to 08/31/19

Outputs
Target Audience:For the Southern IPM Center • Homeowners • Master Gardeners • Landscape managers and professionals • Nursery Growers • Farmers • Researchers at Universities across the South, and the nation • Extension professionals (agents, specialists, etc.) • Crop Consultants • School and Multi-housing officials • Research/Experiment Station Directors in the Region • Extension Directors, especially in the Region • SERA03-IPM, and IPM coordinators across the Nation • USDA-NIFA and other Federal partners (EPA-OPP, USDA-OPMP, etc.) • Bee keepers • Groundskeepers/park managers • working group members • State and Federal Regulatory Agencies • State and Federal Departments of Agriculture • College Deans and Administration • Underserved Audiences (1890's and 1994's, etc.) For the Information Supplement • IPM program funders, concerned with the priorities contained in Crop Profiles and Pest Management Strategic Plans. • Researchers and educators, to focus proposals and projects on important priorities, and as outlets to archive and disseminate the results of many studies. This audience is also the primary target for the "State of the art delivery of IPM information" and "Web-based networking tools for IPM research and extension personnel" • Public policy makers such as EPA that depend on information in the National IPM Database including the Pest Management Strategic Plans and Crop Profiles to inform the regulatory decision-making process. • Regional IPM Centers and other NIFA IPM programs including all of Crop Protection and Pest Management, each of which in turn serves the broader stakeholder population. Changes/Problems: Nothing Reported What opportunities for training and professional development has the project provided? Nothing Reported How have the results been disseminated to communities of interest?Communication of outcomes, impacts, and success stories Posted our own IPM stories and impacts on social media with link to our website Reposted relevant info/news from our partners and trusted sources Participated in two-way communication from direct questions/comments Gained 67 new followers (total 1507) with a potential reach of 43,471 on Twitter Maintained almost 400 followers on Facebook Sent 30 Mailchimp newsletter campaigns to 239 organic contacts including IPM updates, highlighted stories, announcements, job postings in IPM, etc Gave out 75 tangible copies of the 2018 Annual Report to NIPMCC meeting participants, our AC, and SERA3 members Uploaded Enhancement Grant Webinar 2019 to YouTube Created poster for Coffee and Tea PMSP Workshop, May 27th - 30th, 2019 What do you plan to do during the next reporting period to accomplish the goals?Except for products that were completed between September 2018 and June2019, SIPMC will continue work on most activities and products outlined in the proposal. Most coordination activities are ongoing. The following plan only lists activities and products with set completion dates within the June 2019-June 2020 period, or else for which explicit plans are being made. The following is organized using the outline of the project's proposal. 1 Management structure and processes Next Meeting of the AC is planned as an online conference call on June 28, 2019 at 2pm. Dates and location for the next in-person will be set during the conference call Annual review of AC membership to ensure effective representation of regional stakeholders and partner institutions, feedback on our strategic plan, and progress toward center goals The Steering Committee will meet immediately following the next in-person AC meeting Continue to work with stakeholders to identify program needs to establish priorities, and enhance the National IPM Database with priorities from Pest Management Strategic Plans 2 Developing and maintaining interactive Information networks Intra-Regional Partnerships and coordination Continue to engage SERA3, IR4, and SARE Improve engagement with Southern Association of Agricultural Experiment Station Directors; we have been added to their March, 2020 Agenda Continue to engage other Pest management regional multistate activities including NEERA1604: Northeast Region Technical Committee on Integrated Pest Management and W3008: Integrated Onion Pest and Disease Management Continue to engage the Southern Association of Agricultural Experiment Station Directors (SAAESD). The directors of SIPMC have been invited to attend and make a presentation at the spring 2020 meeting of SAAESD CPPM program ARDP and EIP Awardees Record and publicize symposia and webinars including: 2 webinars planned for 2019 summer for 2 PDs who were unable to attend the meeting; All 11 presentations from the 2019 Mobile, A.L. meeting will be posted to the Center's Youtube channel ARDP and EIP awardees will be invited to Project Director meetings at Regional Professional Societies. This is being coordinated to coincide with the end of the project Assistance to maintain IT-based advancements of ARDP- and EIP-funded projects beyond the expiration of funding Inter-regional and National Partnerships Continue to engage with other IPM Centers and expand collaborations with National Pesticide Information C enter as they enter their new grant 3 Signature Food Security Programs Facilitation of Innovation Through Technology (FITT) Continue to provide existing offering of services and engage current and potential users to expand usage and set direction for future enhancements Invasive Species Finish initial articles/walkthroughs for the invasive specie toolkit with official release in October at the North American Invasive Species Management Association meeting Continue to provide Early Detection Reporting system via EDDMaps and engage working groups / grant awardees working on new invasive species Promote pest alert system and other tools for combating invasive species Pollinator Protection Continue to collect and add priorities and make recommendations public Continue to develop Pollinator Protection series in Urban Environments (Journal of IPM), Continue to facilitate the installation of demonstration gardens across the region Resistance Management Testing of resistance: continue recruitment of diagnostic labs Maps of verified resistance: add maps to EDDMapS as the data become available; engage with Arthropod Pesticide Resistance Database, IRAC, FRAC, HRAC to share data Underserved Audiences Continue to facilitate the completion of the coffee PMSP with data collected at the Coffee Tea workshop in San Juan, P.R., May 27-28th, 2019 Grant writing workshop scheduled in San Juan, P.R. in September, 2019 Initiate development of next program with the Lumbees (NC's largest American Indian tribe) in Robeson County, NC at UNC Pembroke for second grant writing workshop 4 Evaluating and Communicating Impact Review and evaluation of impacts Improve the internal reporting system for all SIPMC outputs and outcomes Continue evaluation assistance for all IPM programs in the region, especially IPMEG awardees Conduct a study of long-term impacts of IPM Enhancement grants in previous RCP grant cycles and collaborate with SIPMC's communication director to publicize evaluation results Communication of outcomes, impacts, and success stories Creation of a new communication plan to create more targeted campaigns for stakeholders and other key audience members Communication will be more interactive: Longform stories/IPM impacts on Youtube, short teaser snippets on social media Continue to write success stories in IPM while adding highlights of past grant recipients The Newsletter will be distributed monthly to ensure more robust information and increase readership with new sections such as "for students." Featured IPM impact stories from every region will be spotlighted on the national site We will continue to administer and promote the Friends of Southern IPM program in 2020. The call for nominations will be released in October 2019 5 Center Resource Management We will continue to manage the IPM Enhancement grant process and grant panel as we have in the past, barring any unforeseen complications or feedback We will accept Critical and Emerging Issues grants as they come in, and award them until the allocated funds are exhausted We will recruit additional faculty to complete crop profiles and Pest Management Strategic Plans for IPM Data 6 Information Supplement Train and assist working group members to manage website content Continue maintaining and administering the same websites (migration of those sites is complete) Continue to maintain and administer the current PPMS site, as well as work on expanding the SARE grants management system to facilitate the grants review process Continue to develop, maintain, support and administer the National IPM Database (IPMData) https://ipmdata.ipmcenters.org Develop and test functionality for online pesticide applicator handbooks

Impacts
What was accomplished under these goals? The following accomplishments are for the period from September, 2019 through June, 2019. The following is organized using the outline of the project's proposal. 1 Management structure and processes Advisory Council October 3-4, 2018 at NC State's Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center ; 12 members of the Advisory Council attended, and 6 SIPMC staff were in attendance Sent 35 messages via Basecamp for coordination. Used newsletter to make AC aware of other information concerning the region On 0 -to- 6 scales, satisfaction with the overall meeting rated 5.8 points. The least useful segment of the meeting rated 5.4 points. The Advisory Council rated SIPMC a 5.5 on a 0 -to- 6 scale of responsiveness 2 Developing and maintaining interactive Information networks Intra-Regional Partnerships and coordination Participated in annual SERA3 Meeting (multistate IPM extension and research) in Mobile, A.L., March 6, 2018. ~ 24 people attended CPPM program ARDP and EIP Awardees Project Director meeting held March 6, 2019 in Mobile, AL. in conjunction with the ESA meeting and SERA3. There were 11 presenters, and approximately 24 additional attendees contributed All 11 presentations from meeting were recorded to be available on YouTube Regulatory Science Network Distributed review information to Regulatory Science Network for 4 compounds, posted one to the SIPMC blog Inter-regional and National Partnerships Staff attended October, 2018 and March, 2019 All-Regional Staff meetings in Washington, D.C., and Austin, T.X., and participates in monthly All-Regional Staff calls Coordinated signature program on invasive species between all centers. Developing Invasive species Toolkit for release in October, 2019 Participated in regular ideation sessions among Center Directors, including grant panels, and discussions of how best to conduct and manage them Specialized cross-center committees on communication coordinated web design and relaunched 3 of the 5 IPM Center websites Joint contributions to PPMS development, IPM Data, delivery of IPM information, web analytics, and online networking Participation in national committees, organizations and programs, jointly with other regional centers. NIPMCC in person yearly. FIPMCC online monthly 3 Signature Food Security Programs Facilitation of Innovation Through Technology Facilitated 77 Web calls via Zoom Sent 72,138 emailed newsletters via MailChimp with 46,250 opened by recipients Invasive Species 4,288 Invasive species and pest maps provided, viewed online 408,152 times by 199,129 users in 249,514 visits with significant usage from eXtension (4%) and Oregon State University (1%) 5 users signed up for Pest Alerts for a total of 125 with added capability to track number of alert messages sent and successful deliveries 17 working groups were engaged, as well as IPM Coordinators though SERA3 Pollinator Protection Pollinator Protection workgroup: 12 active members from 6 Southern Region states, from land grant institutions, industry, and NGO-organizations Added the first 5 priorities for Pollinator Protection in the South, as well as worked on developing recommendations Participated in information sharing on pollinator plantings across the region through blog posts, podcasts, and our website Demonstration pollinator gardens (8 in NC, 1 in MS) Pollinator Protection Publications and Communication: 1 International conference presentation with abstract; 2 National conference presentations with abstract; 2 trade press articles; 3 posters/abstracts; 1 podcast for trade magazine podcast series Contacted authors for a series of articles on pollinator protection in JIPM Resistance Management Reporting, data management, routing of information via EDDMapS available Coordinated activity with ARDP on Diamond-back moth resistance Two demonstration maps available on EDDMapS as templates for further maps Underserved Audiences Held coffee grower IPM workshop in Puerto Rico in conjunction with Coffee PMSP workshop; 40 stakeholders participated, including 20 growers and 6 extension personnel Recruited faculty interested in being mentor faculty for the upcoming grant writing workshop in San Juan, PR in September 4 Evaluating and Communicating Impact Review and evaluation of impacts Developed, programmed, and analyzed 5 surveys with Southern region Extension specialists Assisted 2019 IPM enhancement grants applicants with proposal evaluation requirements Assisted 2019 IPM Enhancement grant recipients with evaluation development Assisted ending IPM Enhancement grant recipients with reports Participated in IPM Centers Common Measures workgroup meetings Communication of outcomes, impacts, and success stories Posted our own IPM stories and impacts on social media with link to our website Reposted relevant info/news from our partners and trusted sources Participated in two-way communication from direct questions/comments Gained 67 new followers (total 1507) with a potential reach of 43,471 on Twitter Maintained almost 400 followers on Facebook Sent 30 Mailchimp newsletter campaigns to 239 organic contacts including IPM updates, highlighted stories, announcements, job postings in IPM, etc Gave out 75 tangible copies of the 2018 Annual Report to NIPMCC meeting participants, our AC, and SERA3 members Uploaded Enhancement Grant Webinar 2019 to YouTube Created poster for Coffee and Tea PMSP Workshop, May 27th - 30th, 2019 The Friends of Southern IPM Awards Program Seven individuals and groups were selected for the 2019 Friends of IPM Awards program 5 Center Resource Management Grant Programs Processes Funded 8 proposals for the 2019-2020 Enhancement Grant (EG) cycle Sent out EG RFA on September 10, 2018; 209 people accessed; 10 people attended the webinar on September 17, 2018; 38 proposals were submitted from 8 states All proposals were reviewed by 3 reviewers per grant (occasionally 4). Panel feedback summaries sent to each Enhancement Grant applicant Communicated and assisted PDs with financials, reporting, or other concerns or needs. SIPMC had over 100 communications with active EG PDs Received and funded 1 critical and emerging issues grant Received and funded 1 IPM documents grant for a PMSP (still in progress) with Puerto Rico coffee growers. Workshop, which included 25 stakeholders, was held May 27-30, 2019 Awards were highlighted on our blog, and shared via our newsletter and website 6 Information Supplement State of the art delivery of IPM information 3 presentations (205 total participants) on state of the art tools to assist in tracking and managing pests and invasive species delivered to University, Extension and Academic groups Maintained and administered 32 websites for IPM centers and working groups National website for Regional IPM Centers (ipmcenters.org) and Southern IPM Center website (sipmc.org) replaced with a completely overhauled site on new server Moved Logic Models website, Ecotox Website, and NIFA Contacts Database to new server with minimal code changes to facilitate compatibility Configured new websites with HTTPS for increased security Moved Interagency IPM Projects Database to iipd.ipmcenters.org Moved Southern IPM Center website to southernipm.org, Logic Models website to logicmodels.ipmcenters.org, www.ipmcenters.org/ecotox to ecotox.ipmcenters.org., and www.ipmcenters.org/contacts to nifacontacts.ipmcenters.org Content management system for web hosting by 10 working groups Impact information and logic model tools Worked on adapting code from the SARE grants management system for use by the IPM Centers Migrated Logic Models site to a new server and configured an independent domain Web-based networking tools for IPM research and extension personnel 111 projects on Basecamp: 31 in South, 24 in North Central, 1 in Northeast, 2 in West, 53 with national or inter regional scope

Publications

  • Type: Conference Papers and Presentations Status: Published Year Published: 2018 Citation: Seth Carley,Danesha 2018. Sustainably managed landscapes: pollinator-friendly gardens as educational tool. Proceedings of the American Society of Horticultural Science
  • Type: Websites Status: Published Year Published: 2018 Citation: Hartman, G., Lagos-Kutz, D., Voegtlin, D., LaForest, J. (2018). Suction Trap Network. Internet. https://suctiontrapnetwork.org/
  • Type: Conference Papers and Presentations Status: Published Year Published: 2018 Citation: *Poster* Kilpatrick, L. Seth Carley, D. and Billeisen, T. A. Comparison of Pollinator Communities in Managed Turfgrass Systems in the Piedmont and Sandhills of North Carolina. NC State Turfgrass Centers Education and Research Symposium. Raleigh, NC. December 2018
  • Type: Conference Papers and Presentations Status: Published Year Published: 2018 Citation: Seth Carley,Danesha, Anne Spafford, 2018. The Urban Pollinator Habitat Imperative: What Weve Learned Through Research, Teaching, and Outreach. Urban Biodiversity Conference, Capetown South Africa
  • Type: Conference Papers and Presentations Status: Other Year Published: 2019 Citation: Seth Carley,Danesha,2019. Regulatory Excellence in Agriculture. Regulatory Conference opening general session, Alexandria, VA,April 4 2019
  • Type: Conference Papers and Presentations Status: Other Year Published: 2019 Citation: LaForest, Joseph 2019. Sharing pest data for improved tracking of pest activity and other resources to support research and extension. University of Missouri Seminar Series.
  • Type: Conference Papers and Presentations Status: Other Year Published: 2019 Citation: LaForest, Joseph 2019. Tools for Coordinating the Fight Against Invasive Species and Improving Pest Management. Georgia Crop Improvement Association.
  • Type: Conference Papers and Presentations Status: Other Year Published: 2019 Citation: LaForest, Joseph 2019. Tools you can use for tracking invasive species and insecticide resistance. Georgia Entomological Society.
  • Type: Journal Articles Status: Published Year Published: 2019 Citation: Seth Carley, Danesha and T. Billeisen 2019. 5 steps to creating pollinator-friendly habitat on your golf course. North Carolina Turfgrass Magazine January/February 2019
  • Type: Journal Articles Status: Accepted Year Published: 2019 Citation: S.L. Levine, J. Giddings, T. Valenti, G.P. Cobb, D. Seth Carley, L.L. McConnell. 2019. Overcoming Challenges of Incorporating Higher-Tier Data in Ecological Risk Assessments and Risk Management of Pesticides in the United States: Findings and Recommendations from the 2017 Workshop on Regulation and Innovation in Agriculture. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management (IEAM)
  • Type: Other Status: Published Year Published: 2018 Citation: *online magazine article* Talley rooftop garden: sanctuary for plants, pollinators, people. Retrieved from http://www.technicianonline.com/news/article_e0dde8a4-ed22-11e8-b05f-3758f40eb758.html on 06/08/2019.
  • Type: Other Status: Other Year Published: 2019 Citation: *podcast* Seth Carley, Danesha, 2019.5 steps to creating a pollinator friendly habitat on your golf course. North Carolina Turfgrass Magazine podcast series. Retrieved from https://zencastr.com/turfzone/north-carolina-episode-1 on 06/08/2019
  • Type: Websites Status: Published Year Published: 2018 Citation: The Southern Integrated Pest Management Center https://southernipm.org/
  • Type: Websites Status: Published Year Published: 2018 Citation: The USDA Regional IPM Centers https://www.ipmcenters.org/
  • Type: Websites Status: Published Year Published: 2018 Citation: the National Integrated Pest Management Database https://ipmdata.ipmcenters.org/
  • Type: Websites Status: Published Year Published: 2018 Citation: Southern IPM Center NIFA contacts https://nifacontacts.ipmcenters.org
  • Type: Websites Status: Published Year Published: 2018 Citation: Regional IPM Centers project management system https://projects.ipmcenters.org/
  • Type: Conference Papers and Presentations Status: Published Year Published: 2018 Citation: Seth Carley,Danesha, Marisol Mata, Anne Spafford, Proceedings of the American Society of Horticultural Science, 2018. Sustainably managed landscapes: pollinator-friendly gardens as an educational tool for community outreach and education
  • Type: Websites Status: Published Year Published: 2018 Citation: Regional IPM Centers Resource Database https://resources.ipmcenters.org/
  • Type: Websites Status: Published Year Published: 2018 Citation: Interagency Project database http://iipd.ipmcenters.org
  • Type: Websites Status: Published Year Published: 2018 Citation: IPM Planning and evaluation http://logicmodels.ipmcenters.org/
  • Type: Websites Status: Published Year Published: 2018 Citation: OPP Pesticide Ecotoxycity database http://ecotox.ipmcenters.org/