Integrated Pest Management

Integrated pest management (IPM) is an approach to controlling a specific pest in a specific setting that makes use of current pest information, regular monitoring and record keeping to determine if and when action against the pest is needed. IPM uses a combination of control strategies (biological, chemical, cultural, educational, mechanical and physical) to prevent unacceptable damage or annoyance. The control options chosen should be the most effective with the least risk to people and the environment, yet provide viable options to produce a quality, economical, and safe crop or maintain a clean, healthy indoor or outdoor setting. IPM promotes prevention over remediation and integration of strategies over a solitary control tool.

IPM Training Activities

  1. Integrated Crop Management Conference
  2. Field Crop Scout School
  3. 2012 National IPM Symposium
  4. 2009 National IPM Symposium
  5. 2006 National IPM Symposium

IPM Resources

Iowa Resources

  1. Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic
  2. Iowa State Entomology
  3. ISU Weed Science
  4. ISU Plant Pathology Extension
  5. ISU Integrated Pest Management
  6. Integrated Pest Management for Iowa Schools
  7. Childcare Integrated Pest Management
  8. ISU Integrated Crop Management News
  9. Horticulture and Home Pest News
  10. Iowa Farm Bureau Farm*A*Syst

Other State Resources

  1. North Central IPM Center
  2. Cornell University
  3. Michigan State University
  4. North Dakota State University
  5. University of California, Davis
  6. University of Connecticut
  7. University of Illinois
  8. University of Missouri

National Resources

  1. National Institute of Food and Agriculture

IPM Reports and Publications

  1. United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Cooperative State Research Education and Extension Service(CSREES), Performance Planning and Reporting System (PPRS), Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Report
  2. IPMnet News

Page last updated: May 20, 2013