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.
For more information:
Bugs & Blights – Agricultural Invasive Species, The New York Invasive Species Clearinghouse
Nuisance & Invasive Species, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Alien Invasion, New York State Conservationist for Kids, Fall 2009
Alien Invasion, New York State Conservationist for Kids, Fall 2009, 3MB pdf
History of New York State Invasives by Gina Jack
Invasives Found in New York State by Gina Jack
Invasive Species, US Fish & Wildlife Service
Invasive Species Program, US Forest Service
Invasive and Exotic Species of North America, Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health
Invasive Species, National Wildlife Federation
Invasive Species Compendium, CABI (Centre for Agriculture & Biosciences International)
Protecting Native Plants and Animals – Taking on the Invaders, The Nature Conservancy