Urban and Horticulture IPM
The Montana State University Urban IPM Program is focused on educating professionals in the fields of arboriculture, landscape, nursery, and lawn care. The Urban IPM Program is designed to supplement practices that are already in place, giving professionals the tools they need for serving an ever-changing consumer population.
Along with workshops and online courses, up-to-date resources are provided to help individuals to research topics from research-based sites. Webinars, video resources and announcements for Urban IPM workshops will also be available. Digital learning opportunities will be available using the DigitalChalk platform. By providing online courses, professionals will have the flexibility to continue their education as their schedules permit and become MSU Urban IPM Certified Professionals.
What is Integrated Pest Management?
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines Integrated Pest Management (IPM) as an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on a combination of common-sense practices. IPM programs use current, comprehensive information on the life cycles of pests and their interaction with the environment. This information, in combination with available pest control methods, is used to manage pest damage by the most economical means, and with the least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment.