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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.

Recent Publications

weedsTurfgrass and Landscape Weed ID

Designed for users to select among various plant traits for identifying features in order to narrow down a search.

Lawn CareLawn 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.

kudzuLessons Learned from Six Years of Kudzu Research (9Mb pdf file)

turf guide2014 Cornell Guide for Commercial Turfgrass Management

For landscapers, sod farmers, turfgrass managers, pesticide dealers, or consultants, the latest in practical turf-care information.

grubs in handUsing IPM to Assess Your Lawn for White Grubs (video)

Jennifer Grant from the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program demonstrates how to determine if white grubs are damaging your lawn.

Lawn care without pesticidesLawn Care Without Pesticides

How to keep your grass healthy so that you can reduce or eliminate the need for lawn chemicals.

trac turf logoTrac Software for Turfgrass

Four customized record-keeping and reporting software programs for the turfgrass industry: TracGolf, TracGrounds, TracSod, and TracLawn.
reduce chemical use on golf course turf

Reducing Chemical Use on Golf Course Turf: Redefining IPM

Your guide to reducing environmental impact and saving money.

hydrangeaInteractive Plant Manager

An online tool for diagnosing insect pests of woody ornamental plants. Browse the database of insects that feed on trees and shrubs. Learn low-risk management strategies, identify pests using photographs and detailed descriptions of their signs and symptoms.


Jody Gangloff-Kaufmann
Jody Gangloff-Kaufmann
Community IPM Coordinator
jennifer grant Jennifer Grant
Director and Turfgrass IPM Specialist
Lynn Braband Lynn Braband
Community IPM Extension Educator
Matt Frye Matt Frye
Community IPM Extension Educator
Joellen Lampman Joellen Lampman
Community IPM Extension Educator