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Do IPM Centers Fit in AFRI? Should they?
The Situation IPM Centers, a component of 406, is not in the proposed USDA budget USDA employees are constrained to support the President’s proposal AFRI 2010 is no home for IPM Centers Remaining discussion: should IPM centers and other 406 IPM programs be integrated into AFRI ?
Are IPM Centers a Good Investment? What is the return on investment?
Is IPM itself a good investment? Moving IPM funds without also moving programs would represent a significant shift by USDA away from support for IPM
So, let’s look at the value Focus only on Regional IPM Centers not on the entire 406 IPM suite not the other 406 programs by no means a comprehensive list We often don’t do IPM. We help everyone do it better
Stakeholder engagement Priority setting Funding recommendations – panels, etc. Part of the problem solving team PMSPs, Working Groups, Advisory & Stakeholder Boards, Steering Committees
Regulatory information for EPA FQPA “round 1” EPA: “It’s coming around again” inquiries from EPA (and others) Crop Profiles and PMSPs
Regionality Our individual “calling cards” NC: Tribal issues; Pest Alerts NE: Community, small diverse agriculture S: Manage large programs; IT W: Water quality; Grower organizations
Support Other Dept’s & Agencies HUD : training in PHAs Tribal collaborations: Summit, School, Community Gardening, Pesticide Risk Reduction Water Quality Conferences and Projects National Clean Plant Network NRCS: Cost sharing programs, IPM practices, CEAP questions and analysis CDC: Tick workshop
Leveraging WIPMC: $2 for $1 return ($11 million) on their projects NEIPMC: $1,850,773 from ARS, NRCS, CSREES, RMA, EPA, HUD NCIPMC: EPA Interagency Fund $51,000 SRIPMC: ipmPIPE > $10 million
Quick response to urgent needs Asian soybean rust readiness training Methyl bromide – training, country ham Slug issues in Mid-Atlantic Pink Hibiscus Mealybug Northeastern wireworm project
Fill the gaps Stink bug ID guide Tick ID work – with an app! Refining Asian soybean rust monitoring Upper Manhattan community IPM education (bedbugs)
Coordination, strategic planning Carrot IPM – Dr. Hausbeck NEIPMC: apple disease IPM group School IPM work groups
Outreach Press releases, newsletters, etc. Pest Alerts – printed and online Friends of Southern IPM Awards Sudden Oak Death Webinar
Impact Evaluation National IPM Evaluation Work Group Regional Work Groups (NC, NE) Support for logic model work (Coli, et al) Evaluation of NASS chem use date (NC)
Pest Alerts Asian Longhorned Beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis) Asian Longhorned Beetle Brown Dog Tick (Rhipicephalus sanguineus) Brown Dog Tick Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (Halyomorpha halys) Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Chili Thrips (Scirtothrips dorsalis Hood) Chili Thrips Cycad Aulacaspis Scale (Aulacaspis yasumatsui) Cycad Aulacaspis Scale Lobate Lac Scale (Paratachardina lobata) Lobate Lac Scale Multicolored Asian Ladybeetle (Harmonia axyridis) Multicolored Asian Ladybeetle Pink Hibiscus Mealybug (Maconellicoccus hirsutus) Pink Hibiscus Mealybug Plum Pox Virus
Pest Alerts Ralstonia solanacerum Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Soybean Aphid (Aphis glycines) Soybean Aphid Soybean Rust (Phakopsora pachyrhizi; Phakopsora meibomiae) Soybean Rust Sudden Oak Death (Phytophthora ramorum) Sudden Oak Death Tospoviruses (Bunyaviridae: Tospovirus) Tospoviruses West Nile Virus (Flavivirus) West Nile Virus Western Bean Cutworm (Striacosta albicosta Smith) Western Bean Cutworm Wood Boring Insects
Management of Large Programs Let Scientists do Science (instead of accounting) ipmPIPE (RMA) onion ipmPIPE (SCRI) potential new PIPE(s) through AFRI
Mid-Term Review 2006 Do IPM Centers meet original (8) goals and objectives? 7 ¾ out of 8 good; quite true; done; without a doubt; a good beginning; very good; successful; impressive and creative