Who we are:
Guided by their working groups, the five IPM coordinators—for livestock and field crops, vegetables, fruits, ornamentals, and community—oversee the demonstration, evaluation, and validation of IPM practices. They head teams of IPM Extension area educators, advise the director of the NYS IPM Program, and track and integrate information on developments in science-based IPM for their commodity.
IPM Area Educators
Our ten educators—two in each commodity--serve large regions of the state. They act as IPM resource people for local Extension educators, keeping them current with new IPM knowledge, contributing to local extension newsletters, providing leadership for IPM on-site demonstrations, training sessions, research, and workshops, and sometimes working directly with growers, pest management professionals, and community leaders as they become aware of new developments in IPM.
College Faculty and Staff
Cornell University scientists from 14 departments on the Geneva and Ithaca campuses, as well as at Cornell laboratories on Long Island, in the Hudson Valley, and Fredonia, research and test science-based IPM methods, practices, and recommendations.
Extension educators and specialists in every county in NY play a major role in ensuring the adoption of IPM practices among local farmers, greenhouse and nursery growers, school staff, pest management professionals, and more.