WSU Whatcom County Extension

Agriculture in Whatcom County

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Integrated Pest Management

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Goals of Whatcom County IPM Project?

 

About the Whatcom County IPM Project

The WSU Whatcom County IPM Project was created to develop, produce, and conduct research and educational efforts that further develop the attitudes, knowledge and skills necessary for the acceptance and adoption of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices.

This project builds on the successes of the Nooksack Watershed IPM Project, which focused on IPM research and education for raspberry and apple growers. Efforts continue to support IPM in these crops and will be expanded into other agricultural, as well as urban settings.

It is expected that wide-scale adoption of practical IPM practices will help protect groundwater and surface water supplies in the county and protect environmental resources including fish and wildlife.


Goals

  • Continue to support on-farm research and education to facilitate further IPM development and implementation for raspberries, blueberries, and small farms.
  • Expand IPM efforts into other systems, which may include community settings (such as city parks and schools), landscape nurseries, and homeowner landscaping practices.
  • Develop, produce and conduct research and educational efforts that further develop the attitudes, knowledge and skills necessary for the acceptance and adoption of IPM practices in Whatcom County.

 

Whatcom County Integrated Pest Management

"Integrated Pest Management, IPM, is a decision making approach to pest management that involves knowing the crop, the pest, the ecosystem, and the relationship between all of these components."

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WSU Whatcom County Extension • 1000 N. Forest St., Bellingham, WA 98225 • (360) 778-5800 • whatcom@wsu.edu