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We help you learn lower-risk ways of dealing with pests—be they insects, weeds, or plant diseases. Our publications guide you through identifying and scouting for pests, using thresholds, growing degree-days, beneficial organisms, and other IPM techniques—to finding the best pest management for your situation. Whether you’re in charge of hundreds of acres of grounds and greens, or simply your own backyard, help is just a mouse-click away.

General Resources

What's Bugging You? What's Bugging You? How to manage common landscape pests including ants, deer, mosquitoes, stinging insects, white grubs, and MORE.
Tick FAQs Frequently Asked Questions About Ticks: Ticks and tick-borne diseases have become a significant public health issue in New York State, with different tick species and diseases currently present and spreading within the state and region. This document addresses frequently asked questions about tick biology, the prevention of tick bites, and management of tick populations.
Tick Infographic Posters Tick Infographic Posters: These 10, full-color, 18 x 24" posters can be downloaded for free. They cover these topics: How to check yourself for ticks, and remove a tick safely; how to monitor and minimize ticks in your backyard or school yard; how to prepare children for camp; how to protect your pets from ticks; the most common habitats for ticks; how to use repellent effectively; and how to treat your clothing to repel ticks.
Environmental Impact Quotient EIQ: the Environmental Impact Quotient, a tool to calculate the environmental impact of pesticides.
NYSIPM Image Gallery The NYSIPM Image Gallery: A collection of IPM images arranged by albums and searchable by tags often linked to NYS IPM Program resources.
Think IPM blog ThinkIPM Blog: A NYS IPM blog searchable by categories, month, and tags that looks at timely information on a variety of IPM issues.
microscope Diagnostic Resources:

Turfgrass

NYS IPM Turfgrass YouTube Playlist NYS IPM YouTube Playlist for Turfgrass: How to deal with white grubs, armyworms and MORE.
Weeding Dandelion Turfgrass and Landscape Weed ID: Designed for users to select among various plant traits for identifying features in order to narrow down a search.
Safe Sports Field Management Safe Sports Field Management: This website brings you the latest best management practices for managing sports fields and resources for all who care for and use sports fields.
Risk Reduction for Turfgrass image Risk Reduction for Turfgrass: Manuals and professional papers on reducing the risks of pesticides on golf course turfgrass.

Cornell Guide for Commercial Turfgrass Management

Cornell Guide for Commercial Turfgrass Management: For landscapers, sod farmers, turfgrass managers, pesticide dealers, or consultants, the latest in practical turf-care information.
Lawn Care Lawn Care, The Easiest Steps to An Attractive Environmental Asset: Featuring expertise from the Cornell University Turfgrass research team. Seven short how-to videos and photo galleries plus iterative images and concise directions make understanding the steps to cultivating a healthy lawn quick and easy.
TracTurfgrass Trac Software for Turfgrass: Four customized record-keeping and reporting software programs for the turfgrass industry: TracGolf, TracGrounds, TracSod, and TracLawn.
Lawn Care Without Pesticides Lawn Care Without Pesticides: How to keep your grass healthy so that you can reduce or eliminate the need for lawn chemicals.

Landscapes and Gardening

NYS IPM Landscapes, Parks & Golf Courses YouTube Playlist NYS IPM YouTube Playlist for Landscapes, Parks, and Golf Courses: How to deal with ticks, stinging insects, pesticide risk, and MORE.
Cornell Guide for Trees and Shrubs Cornell Pest Management Guide for Commercial Production and Maintenance of Trees and Shrubs: A practical guide for tree and shrub producers, landscapers, pesticide dealers, and others who advise those producing or maintaining trees and shrubs.
Invasive Species Invasive Species are among the top causes of biodiversity loss across the globe. New York is one of many states throughout the U.S. now taking steps toward improving our environment by slowing the spread of invasive plants. Horticulturalists and gardeners can be part of the solution by growing and planting alternatives to ornamental invasive plants.
Ornamental Crops Ornamental Crops: IPM matters to ornamental producers, whether they have greenhouses, nurseries, Christmas tree plantations or sod farms.  They all need environmentally and economically sensible ways to protect crops from insects, plant diseases, weeds, and vertebrate pests.
bumblebee in white clover Pollinators, both wild and managed, are an important part of our environment. With so much information in the news about pollinators, NYS IPM is providing current information on pollinator health and practical strategies for everyone to enhance pollinating insects.

Schools

Schools and Daycare Centers Schools and Daycare Centers: Resources developed specifically for school and childcare centers include information on managing lawns, athletic fields, and landscapes.
ABCs of School IPM

The ABCs of School and Childcare Pest Management blog: An NYS IPM blog dedicated to school and childcare IPM topics.