IPM Program Partners

A number of individuals, organizations, and groups were instrumental in the success of many IPM Program efforts. The UConn IPM Program Team is grateful for their cooperation and assistance. In addition, the IPM Program Team acknowledges the assistance of municipal staff (departments of public works, parks and recreation, conservation commissions, inland wetlands commissions, and Town Mayors/Managers/First Selectman) from many Connecticut towns.


Phil Alligretti, The Plant Group, Inc., North Franklin, CT

American Phytopathological Society, Northeastern Division

Audubon Society of Connecticut

Jason Barnes, Geremia Greenhouses, Wallingford, CT

Nancy Barrett, Scantic Farm, Somers, CT

Bartlett Arboretum, Stamford, CT

Charles Beasley, Cheshire, CT

Chip Beckett, Beckett Farm, Glastonbury, CT

Steve Bengtson, Cold Spring Brook Farm, Berlin, CT

Jonathan Bishop and Michaele Williams, Bishop’s Orchards, Guilford, CT

Evan Brand, Prides Corner Farms, Lebanon, CT

Richard Calarco, Director, Town of Hebron Parks and Recreation Department, Hebron, CT

Alex Carpenter, Assawaga Farm, Putnam CT

Spencer Cartabiano, Willow Valley Farm, Willington, CT

John Casertano, Phil Sharkey, and Vern Weeda, Casertano’s Greenhouse & Farms, Inc., Cheshire and Wallingford, CT

Jon Clements, University of Massachusetts

The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (Dr. Jatinder Aulakh, Dr. Carole Cheah, Dr. Richard Cowles, Katherine Dugas, Robert Durgy, Dr. Wade Elmer, Rose Hiskes, Dr. James LaMondia, Dr. Yonghao Li, Dr. Robert Marra, Dr. Kimberly Stoner, Emmett Varricchio)

Connecticut Conference of Municipalities

Connecticut Department of Agriculture

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP)

Connecticut Environmental Council (CTEC)

Connecticut Farm Bureau Connecticut Greenhouse Growers Association (CGGA)

Connecticut Grounds Keepers Association (CGKA)

Connecticut Horticultural Society

Connecticut Invasive Plants Council

Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group (CIPWG)

Connecticut Nursery and Landscape Association (CNLA)

Connecticut Nursery, Christmas tree, orchard, and berry producers participating in commodity surveys

Connecticut Outdoor & Environmental Education Association

Connecticut Pomological Society

Connecticut Recreation & Parks Association (CRPA)

Connecticut River Coastal, Eastern, North Central, Northwest, and Southwest Conservation Districts

Connecticut School Building and Grounds Association

Connecticut School IPM Coalition

Connecticut Tree Protective Association

Silvio O. Conte National Fish & Wildlife Refuge

Cornell University and Cornell Cooperative Extension

Eli Drazen, Drazen Orchards, Cheshire, CT

Andrea Duarte, CT Department of Mental Health, Prevention & Addiction Services

Donny Dzen, Dzen Brothers Farm, East Windsor, CT

Mike Emmons, Prides Corner Farms, Lebanon, CT

Greg Foran, Town of Glastonbury, Glastonbury, CT

Daniel Gilrein, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Suffolk County

Bruce Gresczyk Jr. Gresczyk Farms, New Hartford, CT

Dr. Vern Grubinger, University of Vermont

George Hamilton, University of New Hampshire

Trevor Hardy, Brookdale Fruit Farm, NH

Peter Hayward, Hayward Farm, New Hartford, CT

Jim Heilman, Kogut Nursery LLC, Wallingford, CT

Eric Henry, Blue Hills Orchard, Wallingford, CT

Rick and Russ Holmberg, Holmberg Orchards, Gales Ferry, CT

Bryan Hurlburt, Commissioner, CT Department of Agriculture

Invasive Plant Atlas of New England (IPANE)

Jon Jaffe, Farm Credit East

Jamie Jones, Jones Family Farms, Shelton, CT

Diane Jorsey, CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

Brian Kelliher, Easy Pickins Orchard, Enfield, CT

Steve Kinosh, Cherry Brook Farm, Canton, CT

Kogut Nursery, Meriden, CT

Paul Larson, Sprucedale Gardens, Woodstock, CT

Evan Lentz, UConn Graduate Student

Bob Leonard, Sam Bridge Nursery and Garden Center, Greenwich, CT

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation

Matthew Masiunas, East Windsor's SiteOne

Henry Maskaitis, Town of Canton, Canton, CT

Massachusetts Tree Fruit Growers’ Association

Jeff Mayer, CK Greenhouses, Cheshire, CT

Andy Meek, Stone Acres Farm, Stonington, CT

Dr. Todd Mervosh, TM Agricultural & Ecological Services, LLC

Fred and Stacia Monahan, Stone Garden Farm, Shelton, CT

George Motel Sr. and George Motel Jr., Sunset Meadow Vineyard, Goshen, CT

Monrovia Nursery, Granby, CT

Steve Munno, Massaro Community Farm, Woodbridge, CT

Kathleen Nelson, Mad Gardeners, Inc.

New England Floriculture, Inc.

New England Invasive Plant Group

New England Small Fruit Management Guide editing committee

New England Sports Turf Managers Association (NESTMA)

New England Tree Fruit Management Guide editing committee

New England Vegetable & Berry Growers’ Association

New England Vegetable & Fruit Conference Steering Committee

New England Vegetable Management Guide Editing Committee

Darryl Newman and Mark Kokinchak, Planters’ Choice Nursery, Newtown and Watertown,CT

Northeast Organic Farming Association of Connecticut (CT NOFA)

Wayne Paquette, Quackin' Grass Nursey, Brooklyn CT

Peter Picone, CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

Don and Mike Preli, Belltown Hill Orchards, South Glastonbury,CT

Prides Corner Farms, Lebanon, CT

Dr. Charlotte Pyle, retired from USDA NRCS

John and Peter Rogers and Greg Parzych, Rogers Orchards, Southington, CT

Charlie Rosabianca, Rosabianca Vineyard, Northford, CT

Rose Mill Company, Hartford, Connecticut

Jeff Sandness, Buell’s Orchard, Eastford, CT

Jerry Savino, Savino Vineyards, Woodbridge, CT

Steve Sawyer, Preston Ridge Vineyards, Preston, CT

Susan Scheufele, UMass Vegetable Program

Linda Schmidt, CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

Karen and Tom Scott, Scott’s Yankee Farmer, East Lyme, CT

Dr. Becky Sideman, University of New Hampshire

Heather Spade, CT NCSP

Kathy Spielman, CT Pomological Society, Windsor, CT

Peter Stave, Town of Manchester, Manchester, CT

Yoko Takemura, Assawaga Farm, Putnam, CT

Erica Teveris, Woodland Farm, South Glastonbury,CT

Dr. Lisa Tewksbury, University of Rhode Island

The Plant Group, North Franklin, CT

Tolland County Agricultural Center Trustees

Tolland County Extension Council

John Torello, Bishops Farms, Cheshire, CT

UConn College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources:

Dr. Indrajeet Chaubey, Dean

UConn Department of Natural Resources and the Environment:

John Bartok, Jr., Faculty Emeritus

UConn Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture faculty and staff:

Dr. Mark Brand, Professor

Dr. Bill Dest, Associate Professor Emeritus

Dr. Karl Guillard, Professor

Dr. Jason Henderson, Associate Professor

Dr. John Inguagiato, Associate Professor

Dr. Yi Li, Professor

Dr. Jessica Lubell-Brand, Associate Professor

Dr. Richard McAvoy, Professor and Head

Stephen Olsen, Manager, Farm Services

Dawn Pettinelli, Assistant Extension Educator

Steven Rackliffe, Associate Extension Professor

Dr. Rosa Raudales, Assistant Professor

Scott Vose, Agricultural Worker

UConn Extension faculty and staff:

Joseph Bonelli, Associate Extension Educator

Bonnie Burr, Assistant Director and Department Head

Michael Dietz, Extension Educator

Dr. Michael O’Neill, Associate Dean and Associate Director

Gail Reynolds

Alyssa Siegel-Miles, Program Aide

Stacey Stearns, Program Specialist 1

UConn Extension Master Gardener Program

UConn Home & Garden Education Center

UConn Plant Diagnostic Laboratory

UConn Plant Science Research and Education Facilities

UConn Soil Nutrient Analysis Laboratory

University of Connecticut

University of Delaware

University of Maine

University of Massachusetts

University of New Hampshire

University of Rhode Island

University of Tennessee

University of Vermont

USDA APHIS: Chuck Backer

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA)

Washington State University

Dan Welch, Cornell University

Jim Wells, Monrovia Nursery Company, East Granby, CT

John and Patty Wolchesky, Lapsley Orchards, Pomfret, CT

Daniel Wood, Stone Acres Farm, Stonington, CT

Todd and Joyclyn Wright, Wright’s Orchard, Tolland, CT

Doug Young, Woodstock Orchards, Woodstock, CT

John Yushkevich, Joseph Preli Farm and Vineyard, South Glastonbury, CT

Dr. Faruque Zaman, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Suffolk County