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Integrated Pest Management

Key IPM Program Benefits

To Agricultural Producers:

  • Reduction in producer's economic risk by the promotion of low-cost and carefully targeted pest management practices.
  • Proactive avoidance of future pest management crisis; through research directed at potential short-, medium-, and long-term challenges.
  • Reduction of health risk to agricultural workers by fostering best management practice adoption.

To the Environment:

  • Reduction of environmental risk associated with pest management by encouraging the adoption of more ecologically benign control tactics.
  • Protection of at-risk ecosystems and nontarget species through reduced impact of pest management activities.
  • Promotion of sustainable biobased pest management alternatives.

To Pest Management Professionals & Organizations:

  • Augmentation of private research development efforts to develop lower-risk pest control tactics and expand the use of existing low-risk tactics to specialty markets.
  • Promotion of innovative practices that improve pest management effectiveness, which can increase customer satisfaction and reduce the risk of customer complaints.
  • Creation of a demand for new, innovative, and marketable products and services.

To the General Public:

  • Reduction of risk to the public by promoting responsible pest management in public spaces including schools, recreational facilities, and playgrounds.
  • Promotion of lower-risk residential and community pest control through educational programs tailored to homeowners.
  • Assurance of safe, reliable, low-cost pest control through improved pest management.


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