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Our Setup

We’ve built our IPM expertise around traditional agricultural commodities and the needs of communities and urban settings.

Our ag IPM teams focus on pest problems in livestock and field crops, vegetables, fruits, and ornamentals.

Our community IPM team focuses on pest problems in schools and buildings and their surrounding landscapes, in towns big and small.

In detail:

Commodity Working Groups help us plan ahead for research and extension. They set priorities for funding projects and evaluate proposals to our grants program for each of our commodities—vegetables, livestock and field crops, fruit, ornamentals, and community. Members include farmers, consultants and pest management professionals, landscape or building supervisors, community leaders, Cornell University researchers and extension educators, and other stakeholders.

The Statewide IPM Grower Advisory Committee provides us with advice and direction through meetings with the dean of CALS, the commissioner of Agriculture and Markets, and the IPM Executive Committee. Members include agricultural producers from across the state and Cornell Cooperative Extension educators.

The Community IPM Coordinating Council advises us on Community IPM needs and directions. Members include school and housing superintendents, environmental activists, community leaders, pest management professionals, Cornell faculty, and Cornell Cooperative Extension educators.

The IPM Operating Committee provides the policies and directives that guide us. Members include representatives from Cornell University, NYS Ag and Markets, and NYS DEC, as well as representatives from our working groups. The IPM Executive Committee provides oversight and advice on funding allocations, and communicates the concerns of college or state administration to our Operating Committee.

Our grants program:

Our grants program funds projects that demonstrate IPM concepts or validate new IPM knowledge and technology.

Good science. Good sense. IPM.