The Minnesota Department of Agriculture's (MDA) Fruit and Vegetable Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program places emphasis on providing pest and pest management information to growers through the publication of newsletters, fact sheets, and manuals. It also provides useful related web site links.
The information is provided to help growers gain a better understanding about the pests they encounter, and also as a way to provide growers with supplemental pest management practices that they might consider using in their operations. By expanding the number of options in their "IPM tool box", a grower increases his/her ability to combat pests by being able to choose from an array of available IPM practices.
Cassie Dahl, State Program Administrator
Cassie.Dahl@state.mn.us or 651-201-6134
Ag Marketing & Development Division