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Integrated Pest Management Program

Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture, Department of Extension

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a sustainable and scientific approach to managing pests. IPM practitioners base decisions on information that is collected systematically as they integrate economic, environmental and social goals. This approach applies to any situation, agricultural or urban, and is flexible enough to accommodate the changing demands of agriculture, commerce and society.

The University of Connecticut IPM Program staff members work directly with and provide educational outreach to commercial growers, natural area managers, groundskeepers, educators and the general public in Connecticut. In addition, they conduct research and offer extension programs in these areas: Fruit, Greenhouse, Invasive Species, IPM Curriculum, Nursery, Turf & Landscape and Vegetables.

Home Gardeners: Looking for information specifically for home grounds? Try our Home & Garden Center Fact Sheets.
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UConn School IPM Workshop

Biocontrol for CT Schools

August 14, 2019, 8 am-1 pm

W.B. Young Building, 1376 Storrs Road, Room 100, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT (Session A) 
UConn Plant Science Research Facility, 59 Agronomy Road, Storrs, CT (Session B)

 

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Early registration, by Wed. July 31, 2019: $35.00; After July 31, 2019: $45.00
Students: $15.00 with valid school ID.
Registration fee includes refreshments, lunch, and an information packet.
Pesticide Credits: PA, 3A, 3B/4

 

Workshop Sessions on:

  • Introduction to Biological Control
  • Gray Leaf Spot and Dollar Spot Field Trial & Results 
  • Biofungicides for Red Thread and Dollar Spot Control
  • Biocontrol Demonstration Gardens in Connecticut Schools
  • How Long Do Biological Control Agents Survive on Turfgrass Foliage?
  • Management Effects of Microbes & Nematodes on Turf 
  • Biofungicides for Red Thread and Dollar Spot Control
  • Turf Insect BioControl 
 
Questions? Contact: Alyssa Siegel-Miles at alyssa.siegel-miles@uconn.edu or 860-885-2821 

The 2018 UConn IPM Annual Report is now available.

Check out our new IPM Fact Sheets for Nursery and Landscapes - Viburnum Leaf Beetle - Eastern and Forest Tent Caterplliars - Redheaded Flea Beetle - Lace Bugs - Scarab Beetles  - Spotted Lanternfly - Hemlock Woolly Adelgid - Ash (Lilac) Borer - European Pine Sawfly
Would you like to receive updates and other announcements about nursery and landscape pests?  Please reply to Jennifer Dacey with your name, the name of your business, and your email address to be added to the email distribution list for the UConn Nursery and Landscape Pest Update, now available on the IPM website.

Lily Leaf Beetle updates are now available: Revised Fact Sheet and Infographic.

The UConn IPM Program color posters are now available on the website.

New Plant Diagnostic Lab Website!

The IPM Brochure is now available!

2018-2019 New England Vegetable Management Guide is now available through the UConn Office of Communications and on-line at store.uconn.edu. Cost is $25 plus shipping.

2019-2020   New England Greenhouse Floriculture Guide is available through the UConn Office of Communications and on-line at store.uconn.edu  or call 860-486-3336.  Cost is $40.

New England Tree Fruit Management Guide is now available online at http://netreefruit.org/  Print copies are available through the UConn Office of Communications and the on-line store at store.uconn.edu. 

2019-2020 New England Small Fruit Pest Management Guide is available through the UConn Office of Communications and the on-line store at store.uconn.edu


The three icons below link to the latest available Connecticut Integrated Pest Management information for that program area. IPM staff members update the Pest Messages regularly during the growing season. Previous messages and alternative ways to receive messages are included, as well.

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