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Last modified: 4/13/2016 3:27 PM

The first and most important task of a successful interdisciplinary IPM program is to identify key projects with each department, define common elements among the projects, create umbrellas to minimize duplication or redundancy, adopt already existing proven strategies, demonstrate benefits of integration, provide economic studies & plan gradual adoption meeting departmental budgetary targets, and also disseminate knowledge to other practitioners.

The Santa Clara County Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program is focused on non-production agriculture and structural IPM projects. The following Key Pest Management & Pesticide Use projects are identified to ensure a sustainable Countywide IPM program:

  • Education & Outreach
  • Creating Regional Alliances & Connecting with Experts
  • Management Tools & Techniques
  • Best Practices & Alternative Approaches: Pest Management Projects
      • IPM - Structural (Office Buildings, Correctional Facilities, Yard storage, House etc.)
      • IPM - Structural (Hospitals & Other Sensitive Environments)
      • IPM - Indoor Plant & Landscape
      • IPM - Turf & Landscape
      • IPM - Invasive Species (Noxious Weed Management)
      • IPM - Rights of Way Vegetation Management
      • IPM - Aquatic Vegetation Management
      • IPM - Wildlife