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
- Introduction to IPM — Find out what IPM is.
- Monitoring — Regular checks help manage pests.
- Assessment — Learn how problems are measured and predicted.
- Taking Action — Find out what control alternatives are.
- IPM Links — Web links to IPM sites.
- IPM Quiz Module — Test your IPM knowledge
Compiled by Ron Gardner