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Integrated Pest Management Program

Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture, Department of Extension

Vegetables

The University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension System's Vegetable IPM Program helps commercial vegetable growers find sustainable solutions to pest problems. The program emphasizes healthy soils, balanced plant nutrition, proper pest and beneficial identification, scouting and monitoring techniques, preventative management strategies, reduced-risk pesticide selection and application, and resistance management.

Educational Outreach Opportunities

Crop Talk

Crop Talk is a newsletter from the University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension System and Department of Plant Science for commercial vegetable and fruit growers. Our goal with Crop Talk is to provide you with information on the latest developments in any and all aspects of vegetable and fruit farming, and to keep you abreast of upcoming educational events and opportunities.

Commercial vegetable growers: To sign up for a hard copy of Crop Talk, email Jude.boucher@uconn.edu and leave your mailing address and a short description of your farm (i.e., acres and what you grow).


Home Gardeners: Looking for information specifically for home grounds? Try our Home & Garden Center Fact Sheets.
Jude Boucher

Jude Boucher

Extension Educator
IPM & Sustainable Agriculture Coordinator, Tolland County Extension Office

University of Connecticut
Tolland County Extension Office
24 Hyde Avenue
Vernon, CT 06066

Phone: 860.875.3331
FAX: 860.875.0220
Email: jude.boucher@uconn.edu
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Vegetable Pest Messages
Research & Areas of Interest
  • Insect, disease and weed management
  • Pest scouting, monitoring and action thresholds
  • Soil health
  • Reduced tillage/deep zone tillage
  • Perimeter Trap Cropping
  • Judge: All-America Selection Vegetable Trials