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About the Integrated Pest Management Program

Integrated Pest Management

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a holistic science-based approach to pest management. Practicing IPM means combining a wide range of management tools (like pest monitoring, field design, crop planning, resistant plant varietes, biological control and diverse pesticides) in order to control crop pests while lowering costs and reducing pesticide risks to people and the environment. IPM techniques are used in agriculture and related industries (e.g., golf courses, sports turf, landscape and lawn maintenance, arboriculture, etc.).

At UMass, all of our Extension programs use IPM principles to advise farmers and guide research.

Read more about UMass's long commitment to IPM here. To visit specific commodity programs, click on the links below:

How can UMass Extension help you to implement IPM practices?

Here are some shortcuts to key IPM resources:

Regional Management Guides

Newsletters with Timely Growing Advice

Diagnostic Services for Pathogens and Soils

Have a Farm or Garden Question? Ask an Expert 

IPM Video Series 


Learn more about IPM:

(click on the image below to view or print as a PDF)

What is IPM - ESA Infographic

Interested in IPM for schools and homes? 

Check out information from the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources below:

MDAR School IPM Program 

Are you an Agricultural Educator, hoping to boost your IPM Impact?

Check out resources from the Northeast IPM Center below:

Evaluation tools for Extension Educators/IPM Practitioners