Integrated Pest Management

mulching staked pepper plants

Mulching is a recognized management practice that saves soil and moisture, and is used in most gardens.

Integrated Pest Management, or IPM, combines appropriate methods to reduce pests such as weeds, insects, diseases, and rodents to acceptable levels while causing the least impact on the environment and public health. The practice of IPM is not limited to agriculture, but is used in schools, daycare centers, parks, homes, golf courses and gardens. IPM programs can be site-, crop- or pest-specific. This web site presents the basic concepts of IPM and provides links to more detailed resources.

There are many resources on the following pages. Be sure to click on the links and explore the information these pages provide.

Photos courtesy of USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Topics Included in this Module


Compiled by Ron Gardner

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