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Vermont IPM: Integrated Pest Management for Vermont
“Vermont IPM Extension Implementation Program 2017-2020”

The coordinated, interdisciplinary Vermont IPM program addresses essential IPM needs as identified by stakeholders in the state as well as advances the goals of the National IPM Roadmap to continue to build sustainable pest management systems that reduce the potential risks to human health and the environment.

To meet the IPM needs of Vermont stakeholders, the 2017-2020 VT EIPM Program focuses efforts in the following Program Emphasis Areas: IPM for agronomic crops; IPM for specialty crops including apples and grapes and greenhouse, high tunnel, nursery; IPM implementation in communities; IPM for pollinator health; IPM support for plant diagnostic facilities; and IPM education for pesticide applicators.

  • These areas are closely integrated with a research base and are extremely well matched with the expertise at the University of Vermont.
  • Educational and information delivery methods are diverse and include workshops, training sessions, fact sheets, newsletters, blogs, websites, webinars, television programs, video clips, demonstrations, and one-to-one education.
  • Each area involves extensive collaborative efforts both within the state and within the region to optimize resources and expertise and to develop the most effective IPM programs possible..

Vermont is a very rural state; agriculture is crucial to the vitality of its rural communities. The Vermont IPM program is critical as the foundation that will allow Vermont to continue to address the important local, state and National IPM goals of agricultural profitability and sustainability while reducing the health and environmental risks associated with agricultural production.

Please Read:  A letter of support from the University of Vermont Director of Extension for the 2017-2020 project

This work is supported by Crop Protection and Pest Management Program [grant no. 2017-70006-27143/1013802] from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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