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Integrated Pest Management for Plant Nursery Production- Module 1 Introduction to IPM

Being proactive about preventing pests can save businesses large amounts of money while minimizing risks to people, property and products.

This Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program is the first module in a series of four.

In this approved ODA online course, you will explore: 

  • Essential concepts of integrated pest management or IPM
  • Best practices for long-term success
  • Tools used to implement a successful IPM Program in a nursery or greenhouse

Pest Management Overview

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to :

  • Understand the underlying concepts of an integrated pest management program
  • Describe the key components of an IPM program
  • Identify the benefits and drawbacks of different IPM tools
  • Distinguish between the different types of biological control
Coming soon
1 hour
price (2)
Additional Information:
Pesticide Certification and Recertification - Oregon Department of Ag


Lloyd Nackley

Dr. Lloyd Nackley is a plant physiological ecologist who brings a systems approach to nursery and greenhouse management research and extension. His program focuses on developing sustainable production practices in an economy and environment characterized by uncertainty.

Nackley brings over 20 years of horticulture experience from a wide range of activities, including public horticulture, landscape design and installation, ecological restoration, as well nursery and greenhouse management. Broadly, he is interested in how natural and controlled environments impact plant growth and development; and subsequently how these interactions influence management decisions, and societies’ ability to sustain essential ecosystem goods and services. His research supports production systems by quantifying, analyzing, and modelling biophysical conditions to provide increased efficiencies for given resources (e.g., water, nutrients, light) or predict detrimental thresholds given certain constraints (e.g., salinity, drought, temperature stress). 

Melissa Scherr
Melissa received her doctorate in 2010 from Oregon State University in Entomology. Her work is focused on invertebrate community responses to disturbance, primarily agriculture. She has researched insect communities mostly concentrating on pollinator ecology and Integrated Pest Management in the Willamette Valley. Her current work is focused on pest management solutions in Nursery and Ornamental crops, with emphasis on natural enemies. D

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