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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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We hope you can access the EIDL application on the SBA portal at any point now!
https://www.sba.gov/page/disaster-loan-applications
EIDL is a loan program directly through SBA that can cover many expenses. As part of the program, you can ask for an advance of up to $1000 per employee (up to 10), that functions as a grant. There is a huge backlog already in this program, so any new applicants are already behind others.

 

Emergency Bridge Loans for Small Businesses & Non-Profits from the State of Connecticut
Up to $75,000 available. Information is available here.

American Farmland Trust's Farmer Relief Fund will award farmers with cash grants to help them through this health crisis. Complete information is available here.

COVID 19 Information for Fruit & Vegetable Growers is now available and will be continually updated as new information is available.

The 2019 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

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!

2020-2021 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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