IPM Oklahoma!

General IPM Principles

IPM Oklahoma!

 Integrated Pest Management (IPM) principles can be applied to virtually every aspect of our lives. IPM programs emphasize PREVENTION, INSPECTION and the use of a wide variety of NON-CHEMICAL tools BEFORE pesticide applications are ever considered.

A common misconception is that pesticides are not used in IPM programs.  IPM programs can be designed that exclude the use of pesticides, but well-designed IPM programs can also include the careful and selective use of pesticides WHEN necessary.

Fact Sheets

IPM Overview

 L-429 Integrated Pest Management Oklahoma!

Scouting and Monitoring

 Before you take action, it is important to correctly identify the pest in question, whether it is a plant disease, weed, or insect.  You can send samples to the Plant Disease and Insect Diagnostic Lab (PDIDL) for identification.  To do so, you must fill out a PDIDL sample form and submit good samples!  Leaflet

Cultural Control

HLA-6431 Earth-Kind Gardening Series: Cultural Control Practices

HLA-6436 Healthy Garden Soils

HLA-6007 Improving Garden Soil Fertility

E-1003 Oklahoma Homeowner's Handbook for Soil and Nutrient Management

PSS-2267 Organic Matter in No-Till Production Systems

HLA-6013 Summer Care of the Home Vegetable Garden

HLA-6439 Selecting Shrubs for the Landscape

HLA-6032 Vegetable Varieties for the Home Garden in Oklahoma

HLA-6410 Perennial Flowers for Specific Uses in Oklahoma

HLA-6414 Planting Trees and Shrubs

HLA-6408 Landscape Maintenance Schedule

HLA-6004 Oklahoma Garden Planning Guide

HLA-6009 Fall Gardening

HLA-6005 Mulching Garden Soils

BAE-1511 Drip Irrigation Systems

HLA-6425 Annual Flowers for Specific Uses in Oklahoma

E-1037 Drought-Tolerant Plant Selections for Oklahoma

NREM-5036 Deciduous Trees for Oklahoma

Physical and Mechanical Control

HLA-6432 Earth-Kind Gardening Series: Mechanical Pest Controls

EPP-7640 Solar Heating (Solarization) of Soil in Garden Plots for Control of Soilborne Plant Diseases

Biological Control

HLA-6434 Earth-Kind Gardening Series: Biolgical Pest Controls

E-1023 Conserving Beneficial Arthropods in Residential Landscapes

EPP-7307 Beneficial Insects

EPP-7670 Detection, Conservation, and Augmentation of Naturally Occurring Beneficial Nematodes for Natural Pest Suppression

HLA-6446 Augmentation Biological Control Practices for the Home Landscape

HLA-6447 Conservation Biological Control for the Home Landscape

Plants for Attracting Natural Enemies

Ways to Attract and Protect Natural Enemies

Chemical Control

Chemical Control in IPM (NEW)

HLA-6433 Earth-Kind Gardening Series: Botanical Pest Controls

HLA-6432 Earth-Kind Gardening Series: Mechanical Pest Controls

EPP-7450 Safe Use of Pesticides in the Home and Garden

IPM and the Environment

EPP-7461 Pesticides in Residential Areas-Protecting the Environment

L-346 Responsible Lawn Care: Protection for Your Creek or Lake


EPP-7306 Ornamental and Lawn Pest Control for Homeowners

EPP-7313 Home Vegetable Garden Insect Pest Control

EPP-7322  Grasshopper Control in Gardens and Landscapes

EPP-7652 Non-Chemical Methods for Controlling Diseases in the Home Landscape and Garden

EPP-7318 Integrated Management of Invasive Thistles in Oklahoma

HLA-6430 Landscaping to Attract Butterflies, Moths, and Skippers


IPM Resource Guide

IPM Equipment Supplies Guide

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