A Message from Director of NCIPMC

Dear NCIPMC Partners and Friends,

During my 18 years with the North Central IPM Center (NCIPMC) I have had the pleasure of collaborating on many interesting and impactful integrated pest management projects. A few notable efforts of the NCIPMC include:

  • Addressing numerous invasive species issues including the development of the Regional/National Pest Alert series.
  • Raising the visibility of new crop protection technologies and current issues in pest management such as resistance in the recent CAST publication, Crop Protection Contributions toward Agricultural Productivity.
  • Continuing to improve our IPM tools and their implementation through the NCIPMC’s Critical Issues Grants Program.
  • Establishing a strong network of dedicated professionals who are quick to share their expertise and respond to pest management issues that benefit our region and beyond through our NCIPMC Working Groups.
  • Assisting Tribal Nations with pest management issues that impact their cultural and traditional practices.

Effective August 31, 2018, I stepped down as Director of the NCIPMC and have turned over leadership over to my long-time Co-Director Lynnae Jess of Michigan State University along with Daren Mueller and Laura Jesse Iles of Iowa State University. I will remain at the University of Illinois through 2019 finalizing reports and working to close out the current NCIPMC grant so I look forward to our continued collaborations on those existing projects.

Thank you for making my time with the North Central IPM Center so fun and memorable, Sue

This entry was posted in Center News, Press Release and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.