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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 IPM workshops will also be available. By providing online courses, professionals will have the flexibility to continue their education as their schedules permit and become MSU IPM Certified Professionals.

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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.

The four main principles of IPM are to: identify and monitor pests, set action thresholds, formulate an action plan for managing pests, and evaluate and modify the action plan.


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Montana Ag Live is a regular call-in information program dealing with agricultural and gardening issues in Montana. Presented by Montana PBS in association with Montana State University Extension.


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Building a Better Lentil seeks to develop IPM management strategies for crop rotations that include lentils in the Northern Region.


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The USDA, NASS, Montana Field Office is the main agricultural data-gathering agency in Montana.

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