Working Group Impacts

Tick Academy
Tick Academy

The Tick Academy is an annual event organized to help educate about ticks, tick management and tick diseases. 

Evaluation, Refinement and Extension of Invasive Species Predictive Maps
Scientists track gene activity when honey bees do and don't eat honey
Green Infrastructure Practices for Stormwater Management and Mosquito Control (2016)
Invasive Plants in Trade Working Group
North Central Consumer Horticulture IPM
North Central Field Crop Extension Entomologists Working Group (2016)
Industrial and Commercial Scientific Coalition on Pest Exclusion Working Group (2017)

Research, Extension and industry personnel have formed the Industrial and Commercial Scientific Coalition on Pest Exclusion (IC SCOPE), to apply scientific methodology in order to quantify the impact of pest exclusion measures to improve Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices in industrial and commercial food handling facilities.

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Great Lakes Vegetable Working Group
Great Lakes Hop Working Group
Great Lakes Fruit Working Group
Preparing the North Central Region Vegetable Industries for Tackling a New Invasive Insect Pest: The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

When the North Central region of the United States was threatened with invasive insect pest Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB), the North Central Integrated Pest Management Center (NCIPMC) funded a critical issue project for research in Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota and Indiana to protect the its vegetable industry — valued at approximately $500 million.

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