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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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SAVE THE DATE!

UConn Biological Control Conference

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

UConn, Storrs Campus

Details coming soon.

Contact: Leanne Pundt at  leanne.pundt@uconn.edu


School and Municipal Turf & Grounds IPM Workshop
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Lebanon Middle School
Lebanon, CT
Details to follow.
Contact Vickie Wallace at 860-885-2826
www.ipm.uconn.edu



Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group (CIPWG) Symposium
Thursday, October 4, 2018

UConn Student Union
Storrs, CT
Contact Donna Ellis; 860-486-6448
www.cipwg.uconn.edu


Save the Dates! 


November 7 & 8, 2018
Northeast Greenhouse Conference and Expo 
Boxborough, MA 
See www.negreenhouse.org 

Position Announcement: The UConn IPM Program has an opening for a part-time Nursery IPM Technician.  Click here for the Position Description or contact Donna Ellis.

The 2017 UConn IPM Annual Report is now available.

Would you like to receive updates and other announcements about nursery and landscape pests?  Please reply to Donna Ellis with your name, the name of your business, and your email address to be added to the email distribution list for the UConn Nursery and Landscape Pest Update, now available on the IPM website.

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!

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

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.

2017-2018  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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