Invasive Species & Exotic Pests

IPM against ‘invasives’ depends on exclusion, early detection, & eradication.

Once an invasive species is introduced and becomes established, causing damage or crop losses, our normal IPM practices may prove ineffective. IPM practices that utilize thresholds, forecasts, cultural practices and optimally-timed effective controls often fail to work against invasive species. The NYS IPM Program staff works periodically with state and federal agencies to survey for these species, some of which are listed here, to support nationwide efforts to prevent introduction of species that could threaten agriculture.