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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.
Upcoming Events
Pest Message

Small Vegetable Farm Equipment Field Day

Friday, June 2, 2017, 2 PM – 6:00 PM (Pizza at 6:00 PM)

Oxen Hill Farm Field, Corner of Quarry and Phelps Rd., W. Suffield, CT
Directions: From I-91, take Rt. 20W past the airport towards Granby. In about 9 miles (before Granby) take a right onto Canal Road. Go 0.4 miles and turn right onto Hungary Road. In 2.2 miles Hungary Road becomes Quarry Rd. After another 0.6 miles the field will be on your right. If you reach Phelps Rd. (on your right), you’ve gone too far.
Cost: Free
Pre-register: Please pre-register to give us a head count for food and so that we can contact you in the event of a postponement or cancellation.
Contact:, 860-875-3331.

Xerces Society’s Conservation Biological Control Short Course

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm EDT
4-H Education Center at Auer Farm
158 Auer Farm Rd.
Bloomfield, CT

Learn a science-based strategy that seeks to integrate beneficial insects for natural pest control!
Click here to find out more or to register

Hands on Biological Controls Workshop for Greenhouse Growers

Thursday, June 22, 2017

UConn Storrs

Click here for program brochure and registration information

Space is limited, so please register early.

Questions?  Contact Leanne Pundt, or call 860-625-6855

Municipal Grounds and Sports Turf Academy

June 28th & 29th, 2017, 8 am-4 pm
W.B. Young Building, 1376 Storrs Road, Room 100
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

The registration fee is $180.00.
$20 discount ($160 per person) for groups of 3 or more. Student registration is $25.
Registration fee includes refreshments, lunch, and an information packet.
Pesticide Recertification Credits – 7 Credits/Day Categories 3A, 3B, & PA

Program and registration information.
Register online. (Online registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on June 26.)
Or send in a
Mail-in registration form.

For registration after June 26, contact Vickie Wallace.

Questions? Contact: Vickie Wallace,, (860) 885-2826

The 2016 UConn IPM Annual Report is now available.

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

IPM Program new color posters now available on the website.

New Plant Diagnostic Lab Website!

The new IPM Brochure is now available!

Pesticide Applicators:  Public Comment Period Now Open for EPA's Certification and Training Proposal

2016-2017 New England Vegetable Management Guide is now available through the UConn Office of Communications and on-line at Cost is $25 plus shipping.

2017-2018  New England Greenhouse Floriculture Guide is available through the UConn Office of Communications at 860-486-3336, and online here.  Cost is $40.

2015 New England Tree Fruit Management Guide is now available through the UConn Office of Communications at 860-486-3336, and on-line at Cost is $35 plus shipping.

2015-2016 New England Small Fruit Pest Management Guide is now available through the UConn Office of Communications and the on-line store at Cost is $16 plus shipping.

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.