The purpose of the IPM OKLAHOMA! is to solve pest problems through the application of IPM methods outlined in the National IPM Roadmap, 2018. We do this by developing and providing IPM solutions to stakeholders that are entrusted to manage:
- Existing, new and expanding plant and animal industries in Oklahoma.
- Oklahoma's recreational and natural resources.
Non-agricultural resources such as schools, urban communities, landscapes and home gardens. IPM OKLAHOMA! is field oriented and encourages collaboration with crop consultants, pest control operators, grain elevator managers, flour millers, retail nursery and greenhouse managers, natural resource managers, municipal and school system employees and other interested stakeholders.
IPM OKLAHOMA! receives core support from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture's CPPM EIP program and through Oklahoma State University's Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service and the Oklahoma Agricultural Experiment Station.
IPM OKLAHOMA! works closely with the Pesticide Safety Education Program, the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry and the Environmental Protection Agency in Region 6 to ensure that pesticides are used only as needed, and applied in a safe, environmentally responsible manner.
IPM OKLAHOMA! is a diverse, highly interdisciplinary program intended to be a first-line resource for IPM information to the rural and urban communities of Oklahoma.