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Vermont IPM: Integrated Pest Management for Vermont
“A Comprehensive, Interdisciplinary Vermont Extension IPM Program Addressing Stakeholder Priorities and Needs”


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. 

The overall goal of the Vermont IPM program is to reduce economic, health, and environmental risks associated with pest management activities in the following areas of emphasis:  IPM in agronomic crops; IPM in specialty crops including apples (including organic), cold climate grapes, greenhouse ornamental plants, and vegetables & berries;  and IPM implementation in consumer/urban environments. 

  • These areas are interdisciplinary and closely integrated with a research base; in addition, they are extremely well matched with the expertise and capacity at the University of Vermont.
  • Educational and information delivery methods are diverse and include workshops, training sessions, fact sheets, newsletters, blogs, websites, on-farm demonstrations, and one-to-one education. 
  • To determine impacts and effectiveness, each area of emphasis has an evaluation function to identify changes in knowledge and practices and to determine how these changes have impacted economic costs and environmental and health risks. 
Click here for: The 2012 EIPM Report for Vermont

Vermont is a very rural state; agriculture is essential 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 2010-2013 project

 






 

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