A New IPM Extension Journal Now Available

March 21, 2011
ICM News

Erin Hodgson, Department of Entomology

Additional research-based management recommendations are now available through a new, free online venue. The Entomological Society of America started an open access journal focused on extension education in 2010, called the Journal of Integrated Pest Management (JIPM). Open access means anyone can view, save and print the articles; it is not restricted to society members. The Editors-in-Chief of JIPM are Marlin E. Rice of Pioneer Hi-Bred International (formerly with Iowa State University) and Kevin L. Steffey of Dow Agrosciences (formerly with the University of Illinois).

This new journal will offer a wide scope of peer-reviewed articles, including entomology, plant pathology and weeds. The intended readership for JIPM will be professionals who are engaged in any aspect of integrated pest management, especially those individuals working in crop protection, retailers, manufacturers and suppliers of pest management products, educators and pest control operators. The first issue was released in October 2010 and included articles about stalk borers and western bean cutworm.

New articles will be posted online as PDF files as soon as they are approved. Subscribe to an RSS feed that to receive notification when new articles are available. JIPM articles provide in-depth, detailed research-based information about our economically important pests.


Erin Hodgson is an assistant professor of entomology with extension and research responsibilities; contact at ewh@iastate.edu or phone 515-294-2847.


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Erin Hodgson Professor

Dr. Erin Hodgson started working in the Department of Entomology, now the Department of Plant Pathology, Entomology, and Microbiology, at Iowa State University in 2009. She is a professor with extension and research responsibilities in corn and soybeans. She has a general background in integrated...