What is IPM?
IPM stands for Integrated Pest Management. It is a system for managing pest problems using a range of safe, least-toxic methods. IPM is integrated because it uses biological, organic, cultural, mechanical and chemical options for managing pest problems.For more information on the basics of IPM strategies, visit Cornell University's IPM in a Nutshell page
The following links provide more information on household and garden insects and plant diseases that commonly occur in our area:
Plant, insect and disease identification and diagnostic services are offered at CCE-Tompkins for $5/sample. If necessary, samples can be sent to Cornell University for identification, at a charge of $25/sample. For more information about submitting a sample, visit: The Cornell University Diagnostic Laboratory.
- Pest Management Around the Home - Cornell publication with IPM strategies for managing insect pests in the home and garden
- New York State Integrated Pest Management - IPM publications, tools and resources for vegetables, fruits, ornamentals, lawns and field crops
- Lawn insects - A brief overview of common lawn insects and how to prevent them
- Beneficial insects - A brief overview of beneficial insects that can be your allies in dealing with garden pests
- Invasive Plant Atlas of the United States - A collaborative project between the National Park Service, the University of Georgia Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health, the Invasive Plant Atlas of New England and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. The purpose of the Atlas is to assist users with identification, early detection, prevention, and management of invasive plants, with an emphasis on primarily non-native plants.
Banner photo used courtesy of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources - Forestry Archive, Bugwood.org