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California Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program

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One Shields Avenue
Davis , CA 95616
Contact Person: Stephanie Klunk
Phone: 530-754-6724
Fax: 530-752-6004
E-Mail: sjklunk@ucdavis.edu
Website: http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu

Detailed Information:
Established in 1979, the University of California Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program (UC IPM) develops and promotes the use of integrated, ecologically sound pest management programs in California.

Our mission:
* to reduce the pesticide load in the environment
* to increase the predictability and thereby the effectiveness of pest control techniques
* to develop pest control programs that are economically, environmentally, and socially acceptable
* to marshal agencies and disciplines into integrated pest management programs
* to increase utilization of natural pest controls.

What is IPM? Integrated pest management (IPM) is an ecosystem-based strategy that focuses on long-term prevention of pests or their damage through a combination of techniques such as biological control, habitat manipulation, modification of cultural practices, and use of resistant varieties. Pesticides are used only after monitoring indicates they are needed according to established guidelines, and treatments are made with the goal of removing only the target organism. Pest control materials are selected and applied in a manner that minimizes risks to human health, beneficial and nontarget organisms, and the environment.

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