Welcome to the Center for Sustainable
Integrated Pest Management in Colorado
This website provides information on the planning, development and administration of IPM programs in Colorado.
The mission of the Center is to provide research and outreach in integrated pest management (IPM) practices for sustainable plant and animal agriculture, small and large farms, non-crop lands and waterways, households, landscapes, green industry, schools, buildings and communities that encourage the use of multiple and flexible strategies for the control of insect pests, plant pathogens, and weeds, and in some situations (such as within structures) rodents and other vertebrates.
According to the National Road Map for Integrated Pest Management (USDA, 5/17/2004), “[IPM] coordinates the use of pest biology, environmental information, and available technology to prevent unacceptable levels of pest damage by the most economical means, while posing the least possible risk to people, property, resources, and the environment. IPM provides an effective strategy for managing pests in all arenas from developed agricultural, residential, and public areas to wild lands. IPM serves as an umbrella to provide an effective, all encompassing, low-risk approach to protect resources and people from pests.”