Pest Management


The Penn State Community Garden promotes organic, effective, and environmentally sound ways of controlling pests in the garden through the use of integrated pest management (IPM). IPM combines the knowledge of pest behavior with preventative techniques to control pest problems so that they never get out of hand. Common garden pests include insects, diseases, rodents and weeds. 

Please click on the links below to find out more information:

Insects- Find out more about beneficial insects and insect pests.

Diseases- Learn about plant diseases, including five common diseases found in PA gardens.

Weeds- Identify weeds that may be in your garden plot, including some that are edible.

Rodents- Penn State developed this material for school buildings, but it is also useful for gardens.