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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


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 

CT Pomological Society Annual Meeting

Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Middletown Elks Lodge
44 Maynard St, Middletown, CT

Program and registration click here
Questions? Contact Mary Concklin at or 860-486-6449

2019 New England Vegetable & Fruit Conference

December 10-12, 2019
DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown
Manchester, NH
To register and for additional information:
**Registration is now open

UConn Extension's 2020 Vegetable & Small Fruit Conference

Monday, January 6, 2020
8 am - 3:30 pm
Maneeley's Conference Center
65 Rye St, South Windsor, CT

UConn Extension's Annual Cut Flower Workshop

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 (Snow date, Jan. 15)
8 am - 3:30 pm
Maneeley's Conference Center
65 Rye St, South Windsor, CT

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.