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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 Messages

September 23, 2015.  School IPM Workshop.  Storrs, CT.  Click here for program information and click here to register online.

Save the Date: November 3, 2015.  Smart Marketing= More Customers and More Profit.  Jones Auditorium, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven, CT.  Click here for more information and to register.

December 1, 2015: CT Pomological Society Annual Meeting, The Gallery Restaurant, Glastonbury, CT.

December 15-17, 2015: New England Vegetable & Fruit Conference, Manchester NH. For information click here.

January 21, 2016: CT Vegetable & Small Fruit Conference, Maneeley’s Conference Center, S. Windsor, CT





The new IPM Brochure is now available!

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

UConn IPM Nursery Needs Survey

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

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 Cost is $35 plus shipping.

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.

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.