IPM in Maine
Maine takes an active role in promoting and supporting Integrated Pest Management. The University of Maine’s IPM programs provides leadership and technical expertise to farms and communities through education, demonstration, and outreach activities. University of Maine Cooperative Extension provides guidance and technical expertise for pest problem solving to farmers and gardeners. State agencies and programs also support IPM.
Maine’s Integrated Pest Management Council
Maine’s Integrated Pest Management Council was established by Maine Legislature in 2003 to promote, expand, and enhance integrated pest management adoption in all sectors of pesticide use and pest management within the State. It is administered and coordinated jointly by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Learn more about the Maine IPM Council.
Eradication of a pest species is not the goal of IPM, rather the goal is to prevent unwanted damage to whatever it is we wish to protect – human health, gardens, our food supply.
University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Maine Board of Pesticides Control
Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry
Maine Flower Show
National Pesticide Information Center
Maine IPM Council
Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
Ecological Landscape Alliance
Maine Soil and Water Conservation Districts
University of Maine Cooperative Extension County Offices
Maine Natural Areas Program
Home & Garden IPM
Looking for Maine garden and yard IPM resources or help in identifying an insect, weed or plant disease? Want more information about ticks, weeds, and ants or are you just curious about the critters you find in and around your home?
The University of Maine Cooperative Extension provides resources for identifying and managing both pests and beneficial critters common to homes and gardens. For DIYers, the Maine IPM Council’s GotPests.org website offers image galleries and a curated collection of up to date IPM resources for homes and gardens. For pests of trees and woodlots, the Maine Forest Service offers information and expertise. For identifying and managing invasive weeds see the Maine Natural Areas Program.
⬅︎ Find more links in the Additional Resources section.