MSU Urban IPM Program
In today’s urban landscape we face a diverse set of pest control challenges.
Landscape, nursery and other "Green industry" professionals and their clients are seeking solutions that minimize their impact on the environment. The adoption of integrated pest management (IPM) practices will decrease pest outbreaks, reducing pesticide exposure where we live, work and play.
The objectives of the Urban IPM Program are to:
- Establish an IPM certification program for urban landscape and turf professionals.
- Develop resources for using IPM methods in the urban landscape.
- Train landscape professionals to be First Detectors for invasive pests.
- Educate homeowners/consumers in the basic principles of IPM.
What is Integrated Pest Management (IPM)?