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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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May 21 & May 24 - White Grub Biocontrol Workshop: From Beneficial Bacteria to Peonies for Tiphia at UConn Plant Science Research and Education Facility from 9:30 am - 12 pm. To register or ask questions contact Ana Legrand at ana.legrand@uconn.edu.

June 15 –Pomological Society Twilight Meeting & Equipment Field Day 2PM @ Belltown Hill Orchards, S. Glastonbury
Contact: Erica Teveris etveris@gmail.com or Mary.Concklin@uconn.edu, 860-486-6449

June 21 - New Advances for Biological Controls For Indoor and Outdoor Production of Ornamentals. Click here for program brochure. Contact: Leanne.pundt@uconn.edu, 860-626-6855

August 16 Sustainability Speaking: Twilight IPM Pest Walk for Nursery and Landscape Professionals from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. @ UConn’s Hartford Campus, West Hartford.  Online registration now available or contact Victoria Wallace at victoria.wallace@uconn.edu; 860-885-2826.

October 11 - CIPWG Invasive Plant Symposium from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. @ UConn Student Union, Storrs.  Online registration and symposium program now available or contact Donna Ellis at donna.ellis@uconn.edu; 860-486-6448.

Nov. 9-10 - Northeast Greenhouse Conference & Expo 2016 Holiday Inn, Boxborough, MA. www.negreenhouse.org Contact: Delaney Meeting & Events, 802-865-5202 info@delaneymeetingevent.com

Nov. 17 – Growing in Tunnels Conference Tolland County Extension Center, Vernon, CT Contact: MacKenzie.White@uconn.edu, 860-875-3331

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

The 2013-2014 UConn IPM Annual Report is now available here.

2016-2017 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.

2015-2016 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 store.uconn.edu. 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 store.uconn.edu. 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.

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