North Central Regional Partners
The North Central IPM Center works to facilitate relationships with various stakeholders in the North Central region, in order to further promote IPM goals and research. Below is contact information for our various partners.
State IPM Coordinators:
The North Central region encompasses 12 Midwestern states. To consult a state's particular IPM resources, or to seek out a specific IPM coordinator or NCERA-222 program leader, please click on the desired state.
North Central IR-4
The IR-4 Project is federally funded through the USDA and land-grant universities to ensure that specialty crop growers can have access to legal, registered uses of essential pest management tools such as pesticides and biopesticides.
National Plant Diagnostic Network (NDPN)
The NPDN was established in 2002 in response to the need to enhance agricultural security through protecting health and productivity of plants in agricultural and natural ecosystems in the U.S. The specific purpose of the NPDN is to provide a cohesive, distributed system to quickly detect and identify pests and pathogens of concern. NPDN laboratories immediately report their findings to appropriate responders and decision makers. The North central region has two networks that cover the entire region, the Great Plains Network and the North Central Network
North Central SARE Coordinators
Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) coordinators in every state and island protectorate are charged with training agriculture professionals in sustainable practices and sharing SARE project results with them. State coordinator responsibilities include professional development; promotion, networking and coordination, especially of SARE-related activities; and communication and evaluation.
North Central Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) Coordinators
North Central Master Gardener Coordinators
Regional IPM Centers
Western IPM Center
Northeastern IPM Center
Southern IPM Center
Other Federal Partners
United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA)
United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)