Welcome to OnePlan Integrated Pest Management

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs use current, comprehensive information on the life cycles of pests and their interaction with the environment. In combination with available pest control methods, this information is used to manage pest damage by the most economical means, and with the least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment.

IPM a series of pest management evaluations, decisions and control rather than a single pest control method. In practicing IPM, growers who are aware of the potential for pest infestation follow a four-tiered approach:

  1. Set Action Thresholds
    An action threshold is the point at which pest populations or environmental conditions indicate that pest control action must be taken. Sighting a single pest does not always mean control is needed. The level at which pests will either become an economic threat is critical to guide future pest control decisions.
  2. Monitor and Identify Pests
    Not all insects, weeds, and other living organisms require control. Many organisms are innocuous; some are beneficial. IPM programs work to monitor for pests and identify them accurately, so that appropriate control decisions can be made in conjunction with action thresholds.
  3. Prevention
    As a first line of pest control, IPM programs work to manage the crop, lawn, or indoor space to prevent pests from becoming a threat. In an agricultural crop, this may mean using cultural methods, such as rotating between different crops, selecting pest-resistant varieties, and planting pest-free rootstock, providing effective and cost-efficient protection with little to no risk to people or the environment.
  4. Control
    Once monitoring, identification, and action thresholds indicate that pest control is required, and preventive methods are no longer effective or available, IPM programs evaluate the proper control method to optimize effectiveness and risk. Highly targeted chemicals, such as pheromones to disrupt pest mating, or mechanical control, such as trapping or weeding can provide adequate control with minimum risk. If further monitoring and action thresholds indicate that less risky controls are not working, additional pest control methods such as targeted spraying of pesticides can be employed. Broadcast spraying of non-specific pesticides is a last resort.

Pesticide Application & Soil Fumigation Recordkeeping

OnePlan provides an easy-to-use, no-cost web application for the recordkeeping required of users of Restricted Use pesticides and soil fumigation. The Help / instructions document describes how to use the program, and what it does.

Create an account or login to an existing account with the links at upper left to use OnePlan Pesticide Application Recordkeeping.

This website is supported with funding from:

University of Idaho Extension, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Western IPM Center, the National Resource Conservation Service, the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Montana State University Extension, the Idaho Potato Commission, the Idaho Alfalfa and Clover Seed Commission and the Snake River Sugarbeet Research and Seed Alliance.