Integrated Pest Management Program

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is the use of many integrated tactics to manage pests (any living organism threatening a crop) to an economically acceptable level. IPM is achieved through identifying and monitoring pest problems, treating and then evaluating management techniques. URI Cooperative Extension staff work closely with the Rhode Island Fruit Growers Association, co-hosting annual meetings and promoting the RI Farm Scavenger Hunt. Click here for information about RIFGA meetings. 

Andy Radin

Heather Faubert

Plant Protection Clinic director
Phone: (401) 874-2967

Resources For Growers

Rhode Island IPM Updates

Read a compilation of current and archived email updates regarding winter moths, caterpillars, and pest management techniques from Plant Protection Clinic director, Heather Faubert.

IPM Links

Explore a list of additional resources and IPM websites from various Universities.


The University of Maine’s Apple IPM Program offers an Ag-Radar that translates weather data into guidance to help apple growers identify the need and timing for management activities such as pest monitoring, pesticide application, thinning and harvest.

Cornell’s Network for Environment and Weather Applications

An interactive map containing weather information that support and advance integrated pest management (IPM), as well as the best management practices for agricultural and green industries.

Food Safety Education Program

A variety of information and resources related to good agricultural practices including information on the RI GAP program and the FSMA Produce Safety Rule training.

Fruit and Vegetable Production

The Vegetable and Fruit Production program addresses the needs of all commercial growers in Rhode Island and surrounding communities. Whether your operation is one quarter acre or 400 acres, URI can provide the most current information in sustainable and profitable crop production practices.

New England Tree Fruit Management Guide

A comprehensive guide to current production and pest management techniques for commercial tree fruit crops.

New England Small Fruit Management Guide

A comprehensive guide to current production and pest management techniques for commercial small fruit crops.

Plant Protection Clinic

Diagnoses plant disease and insect problems for all plant owners, landscapers, and commercial growers in Rhode Island.
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