The Integrated Pest Information Platform for Extension and Education (iPiPE) provides an infrastructure with cyberage tools, information products and expert commentary for detection and management of pests that threaten U.S. crops. By categorizing pests, data, and users, it enables sharing observations while protecting privacy of individuals, companies, and government agencies.
iPiPE Crop-Pest Programs incentivize growers and consultants to submit observations on important pests by providing tools and information for timely management decision-making. Coordinated by extension professionals from across the nation, programs address a variety of crops and pests and provide undergraduate students with hands-on extension and diagnostic experiences. Risk-based research directs in-field scouting for target pests. iPiPE pest observations are housed in a national pest observation repository to enable future research using geographically extensive, multi-year databases.