Welcome to the UGA IPM Website

What is Integrated Pest Management? It is a science-based decision-making process that employs biological, mechanical, cultural, and chemical control methods in such a way as to minimize economic, environmental, and public health risks associated with pests and pest management practices.

Integrated Pest Management is rapidly becoming the standard for handling pest problems in agriculture and urban settings. Consumer concerns about pesticides and food safety are growing and placing increased pressure on land grant universities to provide growers with effective management strategies that minimize the impact of pesticides and fertilizers on food products and the environment. Additionally, homeowners demand safe, effective pest management strategies for use in their own homes and gardens.

This website provides information about the University of Georgia Integrated Pest Management program. Further, we look to provide updates on valuable pest management information for homeowners and commercial operations. Please check back often as we continue to build and update this site!

Georgia Pest Management Handbooks

The most recent edition of the Georgia Pest Management Handbooks provide current information on selection, application, and safe use of pest control chemicals in both commercial production and homeowner landscapes. The Handbook has recommendations for pest control on farms, around homes, urban areas, recreational areas, and other environments in which pests may occur. Cultural, biological, physical, and other types of control are recommended where appropriate. The 2020 Commercial and Homeowner editions are now available for download and purchase!


Extension News
Wintergreen 2020
Wintergreen 2020 Wintergreen Horticultural Trade Show and Conference will be held Jan. 21-23. By Sharon Dowdy | Published: 1/11/2020
Unwelcome Visitors
Unwelcome Visitors UGA’s Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health is working to track — and eliminate — some 4,300 nonnative insects, plants and animals that are wreaking havoc on the environment and the economy. By Sharon Dowdy, Eric Rangus | Published: 12/26/2019
Turf Doctor
Turf Doctor Bahri will research turfgrass and wheat diseases on UGA's Griffin campus. By Sharon Dowdy, Eric Rangus, Sharon Dowdy | Published: 12/19/2019
40 Under 40
40 Under 40 UGA researcher gaining national reputation for supporting Georgia's vineyards. By Sharon Dowdy, Eric Rangus, Sharon Dowdy, Merritt Melancon | Published: 12/11/2019
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Upcoming Events
  • Jan 22 Training for Farmers and Growers on Produce Safety Rule This one-day workshop is being offered to produce growers. The training will cover the standardized curriculum designed by the Produce Safety Alliance, which meets the regulatory requirements of the Produce Safety Rule under FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act). The course will provide a foundation of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and co-management information, FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements, and details on how to develop a farm food safety plan. Bogart, GA
  • Jan 23 Hemp Production Meeting Morgan and Oconee Counties will hold a Hemp Production Meeting on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at Chop House Grille, 202 S. Main Street, Madison, GA 30650 beginning at 5:00 pm. This introductory meeting will provide requirements for growing hemp as a crop. Dr. Tim Coolong, UGA Vegetable Horticulturist, will present the program and answer questions. Please RSVP for the dinner meal count by Tuesday, January 21, at 5:00 pm. Call the Morgan County Extension Office: 706-342-2214. This meeting is sponsored by: Morgan County Row Crop Association and the Clarke/Oconee Cattleman's Association. Madison, GA
  • Jan 28 Organic Production Meeting Production meeting for organic growers. Topics to be covered are insect control, disease control, and organic fertilizers. Blairsville, GA
  • Jan 30 Feral Swine Workshop & Trapping Demonstration Feral swine have become increasingly detrimental in Georgia, causing significant damage to agricultural crops and natural resources throughout the state. The partnering agencies will host eight workshops and trapping demonstrations throughout the state. Four of these workshops will be held in Southeast Georgia and four in Northeast Georgia. The first workshop of the series will be held January 30, 2020 from 9am to 1pm at Lanier County Extension Office, 162 W. Thigpen Avenue, Lakeland, GA 31635. Topics will include disease issues, swine biology, water quality issues, effective control techniques, transport issues, public health and regulations to be followed by a question and answer panel of experts. Each workshop will also include a feral swine trapping demonstration. There is no cost to attend the workshops, but space is limited. Pre-registration is required. More details and registration information is available at Lakeland, GA
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