Integrated Pest Management

The goal of IPM is not to eradicate pests, but to eliminate pest problems by strengthening and stabilizing the landscape so that conditions are more favorable for plants than for pests. This balance is achieved by employing a combination of practices to prevent or avoid pest problems rather than treating them once they occur.

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Integrated Pest Management


We offer numerous free and affordable programs on agriculture and natural resources, family and community health, economic health and youth development. We also offer many volunteer opportunities. Browse the list below.

The HORT Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program is designed for commercial nursery/floral crop producers.


The Pecan Orchard Management Short Course is the world renowned premiere educational event on how to grow pecans.


The Extension Integrated Pest Management program provides growers with research-based information through County Extension Agents and Extension Specialists.



This course serves as certification for health departments and municipalities. Topics covered include vector biology and ecology, resistance monitoring and surveillance and response.


Offered through Texas A&M University, this course reviews termite identification and biology, the proper way to conduct inspections and treatments, safety procedures, as well as both federal and Texas state laws governing insecticide use.

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