The Center is part of the Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management, College of Agricultural Sciences at Colorado State University. The program draws on the expertise of faculty and staff throughout the College and University to develop and distribute information on the best way to manage pests using safe and effective strategies that protect people and the environment. Links to publications on pest management are found on this website. CSU Extension delivers information to residents through county offices.
The mission of the Center is to provide research and outreach in integrated pest management (IPM) practices for sustainable plant and animal agriculture, small and large farms, non-crop lands and waterways, households, landscapes, green industry, schools, buildings and communities that encourage the use of multiple and flexible strategies for the control of insect pests, plant pathogens, and weeds, and in some situations (such as within structures) rodents and other vertebrates.
We support the statement by Marcia McNutt, Editor-in Chief of Science, 3/27/2015. “Presidents of universities and research institutions should uphold the scientific integrity of their researchers, including those in affiliated state agencies, and ensure that they are not subjected to pressure from political, economic, or other interests in the conduct and reporting of their science. Governors should defend the integrity of all scientists in state agencies, universities, and research institutions. The incidents raised this month illustrate that the reality does not measure up to this ideal. I suggest that states should follow the federal example and enact integrity policies that protect state workers from interference in the conduct and reporting of scientific findings.”
According to the USDA,” The goal of the National IPM Program is to improve the economic benefits of adopting IPM practices and to reduce risks to human health and the environment caused by the pests themselves or by pest management practices.” (October 1, 2013).
2013 Review, IPM Center CIOSU-2013
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