General Information

The 8th International IPM Symposium, "IPM: Solutions for a Changing World," will be held March 23-26, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah USA at the Salt Palace.

The symposium sessions will be divided into tracks based on commodity or setting and will address various aspects of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) across disciplines and around the world.

Two Optional pre- and post-symposium sessions are being offered this year - make your travel plans so you can participate:

  • "Novel Applications of Geo-Technologies in Agriculture and Non-Agriculture IPM Decision Support" - To be held on Monday afternoon, 3:00-6:00 PM.
  • "Evaluation and Assessment of IPM Programs" - To be held Friday morning, 8:00 AM-noon.
"Integrated Pest Management, or IPM, is a long-standing, science-based, decision-making process that identifies and reduces risks from pests and pest management related strategies. It coordinates the use of pest biology, environmental information, and available technology to prevent unacceptable levels of pest damage by the most economical means, while posing the least possible risk to people, property, resources, and the environment. IPM provides an effective strategy for managing pests in all arenas from developed residential and public areas to wild lands. IPM serves as an umbrella to provide an effective, all encompassing, low-risk approach to protect resources and people from pests." (IPM Roadmap, May 17, 2004)

If you are interested in helping plan the symposium or providing financial support, contact the Steering Committee at ipmsymposium@ad.uiuc.edu.

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