The Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program develops and implements statewide strategies for the increased use of IPM on private and state managed lands.
IPM is a balanced approach to pest management which incorporates the many aspects of plant health care/crop protection in ways that mitigate harmful environmental impacts and protect human health. Some of the IPM program activities include generating IPM information, via newsletters, for growers, producers and land managers which inform them of relevant issues and can help them make alternative choices in their pest management decisions; developing an IPM in Schools program to educate school districts on IPM and how to implement its use; providing funding for IPM research; and providing IPM information to the general public.
Ag Marketing & Development Division
Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA), 625 Robert Street N, St. Paul, MN 55155-2538, firstname.lastname@example.org