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Integrated Pest Management Program

Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture, Department of Extension

Crop Talk

Crop Talk is a newsletter from the University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension System and Department of Plant Science for commercial vegetable and fruit growers. Our goal with Crop Talk is to provide you with information on the latest developments in any and all aspects of vegetable and fruit farming, and to keep you abreast of upcoming educational events and opportunities.

Fruit growers: To sign up for the Crop Talk listserve, email and write Crop Talk in the subject line.

Commercial vegetable growers: To sign up for a hard copy of Crop Talk, email and leave your mailing address and a short description of your farm (i.e., acres and what you grow).

Upcoming IPM Events

 Bedding Plants – Spring 2018

Feb 22, 2018 Tolland County Extension Center

Pre-register by Feb 20th for Feb 22 meeting 

Contact Leanne Pundt at or call 860-626-6855

Four pesticide recertification credits!

Click here for program and registration form.


Tips and Tools for Organic Management of Vegetable Insect Pests

The class will cover approaches and tools for organic management of vegetable insect pests. A selection of insect pest examples will be used to examine the role of beneficial insects, cultural practices, physical controls, biological and botanical pesticides.

Date: 2/17/2018
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: James L. Goodwin Conservation Center, 23 Potter Road, Hampton
More information

IPM News

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 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 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 Cost is $16 plus shipping.