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Integrated Pest Management Program

Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture, Department of Extension

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a sustainable and scientific approach to managing pests. IPM practitioners base decisions on information that is collected systematically as they integrate economic, environmental and social goals. This approach applies to any situation, agricultural or urban, and is flexible enough to accommodate the changing demands of agriculture, commerce and society.

The University of Connecticut IPM Program staff members work directly with and provide educational outreach to commercial growers, natural area managers, groundskeepers, educators and the general public in Connecticut. In addition, they conduct research and offer extension programs in these areas: Fruit, Greenhouse, Invasive Species, IPM Curriculum, Nursery, Turf & Landscape and Vegetables.

Home Gardeners: Looking for information specifically for home grounds? Try our Home & Garden Center Fact Sheets.
Upcoming Events
Pest Message

Friday, March 22, 12 noon - Still Confused? The Produce Safety Rule Explained, free webinar with Diane Hirsch She will provide a quick recap of the Rule; exemptions and coverage; and will answer any questions that may help reduce the confusion. To register for this free webinar go to

Join the Brassica Pest Collaborative’s series of online workshops on managing insect pests of brassicas!


All workshops will be held Fridays from 12-1pm. Please allow a few minutes before noon to download the program, sign-in, and get acquainted with the program.


There will be ~30 minutes of presentation with 15-30 minutes for your questions.
Please feel free to send in questions ahead of time by email (, or post questions during the seminar via chat-box.


You can join by computer to see live-streaming presentation and Q&A, or join by phone to just listen in.


Please register by following the links in the schedule below.


March 22: Caterpillars 1: Cabbage Looper and Diamondback moth

Presented by Dan Gilrein, Cornell Cooperative Extension-Suffolk County


March 29: Caterpillars 2: Imported Cabbageworm, Cross-Striped Cabbageworm

Presented by Ana Legrand, UConn Extension


April 5: Cabbage maggot biology, management, and research updates

Presented by Faruque Zaman, Cornell Cooperative Extension-Suffolk County


April 12: Flea beetle biology, management, and research updates

Presented by Dan Gilrein and Faruque Zaman, Cornell Cooperative Extension-Suffolk County

The 2018 UConn IPM Annual Report is now available.

Check out our new IPM Fact Sheets for Nursery and Landscapes - Viburnum Leaf Beetle - Eastern and Forest Tent Caterplliars - Redheaded Flea Beetle - Lace Bugs - Scarab Beetles 

Would you like to receive updates and other announcements about nursery and landscape pests?  Please reply to Jennifer Dacey with your name, the name of your business, and your email address to be added to the email distribution list for the UConn Nursery and Landscape Pest Update, now available on the IPM website.

Lily Leaf Beetle updates are now available: Revised Fact Sheet and Infographic.

The UConn IPM Program color posters are now available on the website.

New Plant Diagnostic Lab Website!

The IPM Brochure is now available!

2018-2019 New England Vegetable Management Guide is now available through the UConn Office of Communications and on-line at Cost is $25 plus shipping.

2019-2020   New England Greenhouse Floriculture Guide is available through the UConn Office of Communications and on-line at  or call 860-486-3336.  Cost is $40.

New England Tree Fruit Management Guide is now available online at  Print copies will be COMING SOON and will be available through the UConn Office of Communications and the on-line store at 

2019-2020 New England Small Fruit Pest Management Guide is COMING SOON and will be available through the UConn Office of Communications and the on-line store at

The three icons below link to the latest available Connecticut Integrated Pest Management information for that program area. IPM staff members update the Pest Messages regularly during the growing season. Previous messages and alternative ways to receive messages are included, as well.