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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
Feb 28, 2021
Grant Year
2019
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 09/01/18 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/