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University of Connecticut College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Cooperative Extension System

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.

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Upcoming Events
Pest Messages

Sprayer Calibration Workshop for Fruit Growers:  April 29, 2014.  Lyman Orchard 1PM.  George Hamilton, UNH, will be teaching.  Click here for more information.

Sprayer Calibration Workshop for Vegtable Growers:  April 30, 2014.  Lyman Orchard 1PM.  Click here for more information.

The Northeast Greenhouse Conference and Expo, held in even years, features educational workshops from nationally recognized speakers and a trade show will be held November 5th and 6th, 2014 at MassMutual Center, Springfield, MA.








New Pest Message: Oriental Beetle Mating Disruption April 14, 2014

New Pest Message: Apple Scab Update April, 14, 2014

2014 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 $45 plus shipping.

New! The 2012-2013 Annual Reports are available. Click on the links to access:

  1. IPM Annual Accomplishment Report
  2. IPM Annual Publications and Presentations Report.

2014-2015 New England Vegetable Management Guide is now available through the UConn Office of Communications and on-line at Cost is $25 plus shipping.

2013-2014 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.