For IPM to be successful, it is critical that a good system of communication be established. To facilitate this communication, many states appoint an IPM Coordinator. The IPM Coordinator helps to
- Develop and provide practical, scientifically proven, economically and environmentally responsible solutions for pest management problems to the greater North Carolina community.
- Assist and support existing, new, and expanding agricultural industries in North Carolina and help to educate these stakeholders about effective pest management solutions.
- Facilitate the development of effective IPM plans that can be used by non-agricultural stakeholders, such as schools, urban ecosystems, landscapes and home gardens.
For a list of the Southern Region IPM Coordinators, please visit this link: http://www.sipmc.org/index.cfm/about-us/center-personnel/