Southern IPM Hour Webinar Series


The Southern IPM Hour  presents research, issues, and programs in Integrated Pest Management from the Southern Region of the United States. The IPM Hour takes place on the first Wednesday of the month at 1pm Eastern.

Upcoming Webinars

August 4, 2021

Special Issue - Box Tree Moth, Identification and Regulatory Information


Steven Long
Assistant Director | State Plant Regulatory Official
Department of Plant Industry
Clemson University

From this  article:

"The box tree moth, Cydalima perspectalis, is a non-native moth that has recently been found in a nursery in South Carolina. Native to eastern Asia, the box tree moth has been present in Canada since November 2018. From August 2020 through May 2021, infested boxwood (Buxus sp.) plants were inadvertently shipped from a grower in Canada to several nurseries in the U.S.; a retail nursery in South Carolina received infested plants in May 2021. As of June 1, 2021, the South Carolina detection is being treated as a regulatory incident, and this pest is not thought to have escaped into the landscape. Clemson’s Department of Plant Industry is investigating plant shipments into and out of the South Carolina nursery to determine if infested material may have been inadvertently sold to homeowners and will be monitoring in and around the nursery to ensure this moth has not escaped."



Past Webinars

April 7, 2021

Speaker: Christopher Ranger


Ambrosia Beetle Biology, Monitoring, and Management


March 3, 2021

David G. Riley

University of Georgia Research Foundation Inc.

A MultiState Approach To Quantifying And Managing Insecticide Resistance In Plutella Xylostella The Diamondback Moth In Cole Crops


February 3, 2021

Glenn Studebaker

University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service

Extension IPM in Arkansas


January 6, 2021

Francis Reay-Jones

Clemson University

Crop Protection and Pest Management Extension Implementation Program for South Carolina


David Held

Auburn University

Statewide Extension IPM Coordination Program for Auburn University and Alabama Cooperative Extension System 2017-2020


December 2, 2020

Ada Szczepaniec

Texas A&M AgriLife Research

Integrating biological control in management of sugarcane aphids in sorghum


  • Hsiao-Hsuan "Rose" Wang
  • Texas A&M University
  • Toward near-real-time forecasts of airborne crop pests as a component of sustainable areawide integrated pest management

November 4, 2020

David Kerns 

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

The Texas IPM and Extension Program: Meeting the Demand of a Diverse State


Ric Bessin

University of Kentucky

Extension IPM programs in Kentucky

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