Welcome to Pest Management Planner

The Pest Management Planner is a free and an easy-to-use web application and follows the basic principles of an integrated pest management (IPM) program.

Identify and Monitor Pests

The foundation for a good pest management plan is to monitor fields for pests and beneficial organisms. Accurate identification and knowledge of pest species helps determine timing and selection of effective pest management strategies.


Use cultural methods, such as, crop rotation, planting resistant varieties, and altering planting dates to help reduce potential pest infestations.


IPM programs evaluate the proper control method to optimize effectiveness and risk. Use mechanical methods to manage pests and select pesticides that are more selective to the pest and have a low risk to humans, beneficial organisms, and the environment.

Create an account and login to the secure server with the links at upper left to start your pest management planning and recordkeeping:

  • The IPM component of the planner helps you develop a crop-specific pest management plan and checklist, and
  • The pesticide application recordkeeping (PAR) tool provides for your essential documentation of pesticide use.

Your information is maintained confidentially, and securely, per the Idaho PAR Terms of Service. The Help / instructions document provides more detail about the Planner, and how to set up your account.

If you want to build a simple pest management plan without creating an account, you can print and use a generic IPM checklist (for Mint). This option does not provide links to pest management planning or recordkeeping resources.

This website has been developed and 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, the Idaho Potato Commission, the Idaho Alfalfa and Clover Seed Commission and the Snake River Sugarbeet Research and Seed Alliance.