Integrated Pest Management (IPM) principles and techniques were applied to woody landscape plants and turfgrasses in the urban landscape in Louisville during the 1980-83 growing seasons. The program, at first directed towards professional horticulturists and institutional grounds maintenance persons, gradually grew to include commercial nurserymen and homeowners. Operating procedures, pricing strategies, and use of personnel changed each year of the program to take advantage of previous experience. Developing this program provided an opportunity to learn about the various ways that this and similar programs nlight succeed or fail.

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Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station Journal Series Paper 86-10-121.

2Professor, former IPM Scout Supervisor, 3952 Gilman Avenue, Louisville, KY 40207, former County Extension Agent, 8012 Vine Crest Avenue, Louisville, KY 40222, and Professor, Department of Entomology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40546, resp.