Integrated pest management is essential for modern agriculture. IPM improves profitability while reducing the impact of pest management on the environment and human health. Moreover, federal and state laws and regulations favor the use of integrated pest management. For instance, the recently passed Food Quality Protection Act greatly restricts the use of pesticides while promoting IPM practices.
Regardless of your agricultural philosophy, whether conventional, sustainable, or organic, integrated pest management provides appropriate solutions to manage insects, diseases, weeds and vertebrates.
IPM practices and strategies have been developed for every agricultural crop. Information about IPM in agriculture can be obtained at this web site as well as from Penn State Cooperative Extension.
For some crops, seasonal pest information is available by telephone and/or fax by calling 1-800-PENN IPM.