The Integrated Pest Information Platform for Extension and Education (iPiPE)

    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. 

    Transparency Concept Diagram

    Participants who submit observations to iPiPE retain ownership of their own observations and any related data outside of iPiPE. These submitted observations and related data also become property of iPiPE and for three years after the observation date they will be shared among authorized iPiPE participants only, according to iPiPE sharing rules. Thereafter the observations and related data will be shared with the iPiPE data repository.  The IT provider for the iPiPE is ZedX Inc., a company owned by BASF.  ZedX develops and operates the iPiPE Participant  and IPM Element websites, pest risk models and provides environmental data to create information products.  Information products created on the iPiPE platform and exported from the system contain the iPiPE header and ZedX footer.  Appropriate institutional, agency and company logos may be added to the product by the exporting individual/entity.

    Learn More..

    • To become an active participant in iPiPE and contribute scouting or observation data on agricultural pests (scouting data), visit the Participant Website 

    • To view publicly available distribution maps and management information provided by Extension specialists, visit the Extension Website 

    • If you would like to complete the IPM Elements and see how you rank against your peers, visit the IPM Elements WebsiteTo learn more about the Elements and to download them in pdf format, visit the Outreach Website, IPM Elements section

    • If you are interested in learning more about iPiPE and/or the iPiPE CAP program, visit the Outreach Website

    • All pest data will be archived in the National Data Observation Repository after three years from the observation date, to learn more about their site visit Bugwood 
    • To find out how we plan to carry on our work to share observation of agriculturally important organisms in the future, visit the iPiPE Strategic Plan 2020-2025