Welcome to the University of Minnesota's electronic textbook of Integrated Pest Management, featuring contributed chapters by internationally recognized experts.
Our concept in creating this site is to provide an electronic alternative or complement to printed textbooks for communicating information on integrated pest management (IPM). Our objectives are to provide:
- a venue for easily maintaining and up-dating "state of the art" information from the world's leading experts on all aspects of IPM
- a resource economically deliverable anywhere in the world that can be freely downloaded and used by students, teachers, and IPM practitioners
- a forum for the international presentation of practical information and theory on IPM
- links to the vast and rapidly growing IPM resources available on the Internet including photographs and decision-support software
Since 1996, we’ve used this resource, supplemented with an electronic library of primary references and links to other IPM websites, as the textbook for our teaching of Insect Pest Managment at the University of Minnesota. More recently we have edited the hard copy IPM textbook, Integrated Pest Management: Concepts, Tactics, Strategies and Case Studies. The concept for a print textbook was that it and the online textbook could be complementary and cross-referenced. Thus, the print textbook is focused on theory, i.e., concepts and guiding principles, providing information of general application that will not become quickly dated, whereas information and specific examples that are more time-sensitive or situation-specific are communicated online.
To reference chapters posted on this site use the following format:
Author(s). Date (current revision). Chapter Title. In: E. B. Radcliffe,W. D. Hutchison & R. E. Cancelado [eds.], Radcliffe's IPM World Textbook, URL: http://ipmworld.umn.edu, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN.