Pennsylvania Integrated Pest Management
IPM is economical, effective as well as health and environmentally-sensitive.
IPM is a stepwise approach to pest management that combines accurate knowledge of the pest and level of potential harm with multiple tactics to prevent, reduce or eliminate pests. IPM emphasizes prevention of conditions conducive to pests and monitoring pest levels rather than calendar-based interventions.
August 25, 2014Animals can provide important opportunities for entertainment and learning. However, there is also a risk for getting sick or hurt from contact with animals, including those in school and daycare classrooms.
August 25, 2014Some western corn rootworms in central Pennsylvania may have developed resistance to a widely used genetic modification in corn, making good management a pressing issue as growers strive to maintain the effectiveness of the trait.
August 25, 2014A parasitic fungus that reproduces by manipulating the behavior of ants emits a cocktail of behavior-controlling chemicals when encountering the brain of its natural target host, but not when infecting other ant species, a new study shows.
August 20, 2014A new study, “Implementing an integrated pest management (IPM) program in child care centers: A qualitative study”, appears in the latest edition of Early Childhood Research Quarterly. Nine licensed child care centers serving low-income children in the Los Angeles or San Francisco Bay Area were chosen to participate.
August 19, 2014By spotting, collecting and submitting suspected Asian longhorned beetles to experts, Pennsylvanians can help keep the non-native, invasive wood-boring threat to the state’s trees at bay, according to agriculture officials.
ServSafe Food Safety Courses
August 11 - December 10, 2014
School IPM Online Courses
August 21 - December 19, 2014
Introduction to Organic Vegetable Production
August 26 - September 23, 2014
Penn State Extension Urban Agriculture Farm Talks
September 2, 2014
All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series: Kudzu Bug Takes Over the Southeastern U.S./Brown Marmorated Stinkbug -- All Bad
September 5, 2014