The Ohio Extension Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program is a comprehensive program that is designed to encourage collaboration and innovation among Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) scientists and Ohio State University Extension personnel to better address the pest management needs of the citizens of Ohio.
Our goal is to reduce the environmental, economic and social risk associated with managing pests (insect, disease or weed). To accomplish this goal we work with OSU collaborators in 6 areas of emphasis to evaluate and disseminate new IPM information. These areas are Agronomic IPM (corn & soybean), Consumer/Urban (Master Gardener training), Specialty Crop IPM (Vegetable and Urban Ag.), Conservation Partnerships (NRCS/EQIP incentives), Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinics, and Housing IPM (bedbugs).
The Ohio Extension IPM Program has been competitively funded by USDA NIFA since 2009.