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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
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Vegetable IPM Field Workshop

UConn IPM Program

August 13, 2019, 9 am – 12 noon

UConn Plant Science Research and Education Facility




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)

Register here
More information here

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

Questions? Contact: Alyssa Siegel-Miles at or 860-885-2821 


UConn Native Plants and Pollinators Conference 2019

Thursday, October 3, 2019, 8:30 am

Student Union Ballroom (room 330), UConn Student Union
2100 Hillside Road, Storrs, CT

Register online here.
More information here.
If you wish to pay by check, please click here to download the mail-in registration form.

Early registration is $50.00, by 5 PM on Friday August 30, 2019
$60.00 after 5 pm on August 30, 2019
Students $25.00 with valid school ID

Questions? Contact: Alyssa Siegel-Miles at 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

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 Cost is $25 plus shipping.

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

New England Tree Fruit Management Guide is now available online at  Print copies are available through the UConn Office of Communications and the on-line store at 

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

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.