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Our Setup

We’ve built our IPM expertise around traditional agricultural commodities and the needs of communities and urban settings.

Our ag IPM teams focus on pest problems in livestock and field crops, vegetables, fruits, and ornamentals.

Our community IPM team focuses on pest problems in any building or its surrounding landscape in towns big and small.

In detail:

IPM Working Groups help us plan ahead for research and extension, set priorities for funding projects, and evaluate proposals to our grants program for each of our commodities—vegetables, livestock and field crops, fruit, ornamentals, and community. Members include farmers, consultants, Cornell University researchers and extension educators, and other stakeholders.

The Statewide IPM Grower Advisory Committee provides advice and direction to the NYS IPM Program through semiannual meetings held with the dean of CALS, the commissioner of Agriculture and Markets, and the IPM Executive Committee. Members include 25 agricultural producers from across the state and several Cornell Cooperative Extension educators.

The Community IPM Coordinating Council membership consists of stakeholders, Cornell faculty, and Cornell Cooperative Extension educators. The group meets twice per year to advise the NYS IPM Program on Community IPM needs and directions.

The IPM Operating Committee provides the primary policies and directives that guide the New York State IPM Program. Members include high-ranking representatives from Cornell University, NYS Ag and Markets, and NYS DEC, as well as the IPM working groups.

The IPM Executive Committee provides oversight, allocates funds, and brings the concerns of college or state administration to the IPM Operating Committee. Members include high-ranking representatives from Cornell University, NYS Ag and Markets, and NYS DEC.

Our grants program:

Our grants program funds projects that demonstrate IPM concepts or validate new IPM knowledge and technology.