Our Program Areas
Healthy Homes highlights the connection between health and housing, and how to take a holistic approach to identifying and resolving problems that threaten the health and well-being of residents. Healthy Homes is a multi-dimensional concept that spans the historically separate domains of housing, public health and environmental health.
The Pennsylvania Integrated Pest Management (PA IPM) Program based at Penn State University with an office also in Philadelphia, offers educational and hands-on training sessions on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Healthy Homes for diverse audiences in varied environments and settings across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Our educational programs and train-the-trainer sessions can be tailored to meet the needs of your audience, and provide evidence-based information from basic to advanced. Trainings are available in English and Spanish.
Greenhouse production in Pennsylvania is a diverse enterprise. Greenhouse businesses range from small family run operations to very large greenhouse operations that have several acres under glass or plastic. Moreover, both food and non-food crops are produced in greenhouses in the state. The non-food production is part of the green industry. Food crop production primarily consists of the production of vegetables and herbs.
In Pennsylvania, pesticides are regulated by the PA Department of Agriculture as dictated by the Pesticide Control Act of 1973. The regulations created by the Department of Ag as a result of the act are listed under Pesticide Regulations Title 7 Chapter 128 For any specific clarifications of the regulations, contact Dave Scott at PDA at (717) 772-5214.
Funding and support for the manual was from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Penn state and EPA Region 3.
This section contains information on insects, weeds, culture, and diseases that affect Christmas trees. Weekly seasonal insect scouting reports, as well as a listing of contacts and specialists who work with Christmas tree research in Pennsylvania can be found here.
Ten educational modules on IPM for childcare organized by audience (directors, maintenance staff, teachers and caregivers) and/or pest (mice/rats, roaches, bed bugs, flies, ants and head lice). Developed by Cornell and Penn State Universities' IPM Programs with funding from US EPA.