Integrated pest management, better known as IPM, is a familiar term for those of us working in forest, conservation, and native plant nurseries. An almost synonymous concept is "holistic pest management" that has been the topic of chapters in recent Agriculture Handbooks that would be useful to growers of native plants (see Landis and others 2009; Landis and others 2014). Let us take a quick look at its history and a more in-depth look at applying the concepts.
Landis, Thomas D.; Dumroese, R. Kasten. 2014. Integrated pest management - an overview and update. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. Forest Nursery Notes. 34(1-2): 16-26.