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

Diagnostic Services

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.

Useful Links

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

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, from Cornell's Garden Based Learning Program.

Contact

Stephanie Mehlenbacher
Horticulture, Home Grounds & Gardens
sms64@cornell.edu
(607) 583-3240

Last updated January 31, 2015