Seminar in IPM Theory and Practice (ENY 6934). University of Florida, IFAS. Norm Leppla. Introduction to Integrated Pest Management (IPM). History of IPM What is IPM? IPM practices and applications Pest outbreaks and growers reaction IPM education, training and credentials
Seminar in IPM Theory and Practice (ENY 6934)
University of Florida, IFAS
What is IPM?
Integrated Pest Management, or IPM, is a long-standing, science-based decision-making process that identifies and reduces risks from pests and pest management strategies. It coordinates information on pest biology, the environment, and availabletechnology to preventunacceptable levels of pest damage by the most economical means, while posing the least risk to people, property, resources, and the environment. IPM provides an effective strategy for managing pests from developed agricultural, residential, and public areas to wild lands. IPM provides an effective, all encompassing, sustainable approach to protect natural resources, crops, animals and people from pests. IPM recommendations are frequently recognized as Best Management Practices (BMP’s) to manage weeds, disease and insects for production of food and fiber (USDA National Road Map for Integrated Pest Management).
Generic IPM Program
What Causes Pest Outbreaks?
Alien invasive species
1896 in Lobby Pool Room~400 people incorporated Miami
Miami-Dade County Population 2-3 million
The (mistaway) system uses a bio-degradable insecticide derived from the chrysanthemum flower called pyrethrum.
Grower’s Reaction to Outbreaks
Reaction to a New Pest
Alien Invasive Pest
IPM for Florida Crops
IPM Floridaprovides statewide, interdisciplinary and inter-unit coordination and assistance for UF/IFAS integrated pest management research Extension and education faculty