Integrated pest management (IPM) is a sustainable approach to managing pests. IPM practitioners base decisions on information that is collected systematically as they integrate economic, environmental, and social goals. IPM applies to any situation, agricultural or urban, and is flexible enough to accommodate the changing demands of agriculture, commerce, and society.
IPM emphasizes the integration of many pest suppression technologies:
Our IPM sites for Field Corn, Greenhouse, Nursery, Small Fruit, Tree Fruit, Grapes, Turf, Vegetables and Weeds Programs are designed to provide information to growers and commercial interests.
Homeowners may find the sites made for growers useful for pest identification, but control methods are often not available to, nor practical for, homeowners. Our Homegrounds IPM site provides information directed to homeowners.
Our General site provides information, such as beneficial insects and animal pests, which can be useful to growers and homeowners.
Try our IPM crossword puzzle, just for fun!
Marilyn S. Chase
Please send pest management questions to:
Ana Legrand, Ph.D., IPM Programs Coordinator
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, Department of Plant Science
telephone: (860) 486-0869