Pests & IPM

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

IPM for Homes - Cornell brochure 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. Fact sheets also address IPM concerns for Buildings & Schools (including extensive fact sheets on bedbugs); Nursery, Greenhouse & Christmas Trees; and Landscapes, Parks & Golf Courses.

Leaf lesions on tomato due to late blight

Plant Diseases

Prevention and early identification are crucial to minimizing damage from disease in your garden and landscape. Check out these resources that can help you stay ahead of disease in your garden.

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Plant Pests

Find links to resources on a wide range of plant pests that attack your house plants, vegetables, trees, your home, and more, as well as ways you can prevent or treat them.

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Deer Tick on leaf

Avoid Lyme Disease

Find resources on how to identify deer ticks, how to remove an attached tick, effective insect repellants, and more, here on our website.

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Adult emerald ash borer, Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire, 1888

Invasive Pests

Invasive species are one of the greatest threats to New York's biodiversity. Learn about the various introduced pests that have been introduced to our state.

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Jolene Wallace
Horticulture Program Educator
(518) 561-7450

Last updated April 3, 2019