Managing the University of Vermont Landscape through IPM

The University of Vermont follows an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach in the maintenance of its campus grounds. This is a comprehensive, ecosystem-based strategy that focuses on long-term prevention of pests or their damage through a combination of techniques such as biological control, habitat manipulation and modification of cultural practices and the use of resistant varieties. Low toxicity pesticides are applied only after monitoring indicates they are needed. Treatments are undertaken with the goal of removing only target organisms. Pest control materials are selected and applied in a manner that minimizes risks to human health, beneficial and non-targeted organisms and the environment.

Our IPM Principles: