Integrated Pest Management
The overall goal of the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program at Montana State University Extension is to reduce health and environmental risks from pest management, to develop and deliver accurate information on modern IPM practices, and to increase IPM adoption. Our focus areas involve tactics and tools for plant protection, enhancing agricultural biosecurity, and IPM for sustainable communities.
Our IPM program encompasses several areas, including agronomic crops, communities, pollinator health, specialty crops, pest diagnostic facilities, and pesticide education.
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IPM News and Events
Dr. Cecil Tharp collaborates with the MSU Extension Education program to help pesticide applicators study for the Private Applicator Exam. This video discusses how to calibrate pesticide application equipment.
In this video, Noelle Orloff, Plant Identification Diagnostician, discusses the importance of considering native plants when managing noxious weeds.
In this video, Dr. Eva Grimme, Plant Disease Diagnostician, explains fire blight and its symptoms, as well as treatment for the disease.
2022 Pest Management Tour
The annual Pest Management Tour is a last chance opportunity for private applicators in PAT District 5 (Southcentral Montana) to obtain recertification credits before the December 31, 2022 private applicator license expiration date. Check here forschedules and registration.
This new guide is designed as a resource for identifying and managing common pests and problems that may impact trees and shrubs in Montana residential areas. It also provides information to identify our most frequently planted trees and shrubs.
Friends of Extension IPM
Montana State University Extension presents the Montana AgCast, a podcast series designed for the benefit of the Montana agriculture producer. Hosted by Mat Walter.
In a recent episode, Mat sat down with MSU Extension Specialists Jane Mangold, Tim Seipel and Noelle Orloff to discuss controlling invasive plants through IPM.
Montana Ag Live is a regular call-in information broadcast television program dealing with agricultural and gardening issues in Montana.
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