San Joaquin County Environmental Horticulture
San Joaquin County Environmental Horticulture
San Joaquin County Environmental Horticulture
University of California
San Joaquin County Environmental Horticulture

Pest Management

What is IPM?

INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT (IPM) is a strategy that looks at the entire eco-system and focuses on long-term prevention of pests and their damage.  It uses a combination of techniques including:

  • biological control
  • habitat manipulation
  • modification of cultural practices
  • use of resistant varieties

Pesticides are used only AFTER MONITORING indicates damage thresholds have been reached, and then they are used in a way that minimizes risks to human health, beneficial and non-target organisms, and the environment.

PESTS IN THE URBAN LANDSCAPE BLOG

More information on developing an IPM program or managing specific pest problems can be found on the tabs to the left.

Nursery BMPs for

Phytophthora ramorum

Light Brown Apple Moth

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