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Competency Area 1: Integrated Pest Management (IPM)


IPM Summary.
Integrated pest management (IPM) helps reduce management risks and optimize the economic efficiency of pest control decisions through (1) early detection of pests, (2) proper identification of pests, (3) accurate assessment of potential for economic impact, and (4) timely employment of appropriate, economically efficient, and environmentally sound management strategies.

For more information on all IPM related topics in this Competency area see: resources such as the Cornell Guide to Integrated Field Crop Management ( or the New York State IPM website (