The USU Extension Organic Forecast blog is dedicated to Wasatch Front gardeners and farmers who desire to grow fresh, nutritious food with minimal or zero use of pesticides.  The Organic Forecast embraces the practice of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) which integrates knowledge and information with multiple approaches to address and prevent insect and disease problems.  Therefore, IPM is a sustainable approach to managing garden pests and disease by combining biological, cultural, physical, and chemical tools in a way that minimizes economic, health, and environmental risks.

As an urban farmer or metropolitan gardener extraordinaire, you need to be armed with necessary knowledge to efficiently and effectively address garden problems.  Lucky for you, you have a research-based, non-biased neighbor; your local Utah State University Extension Office.  The USU Extension Service has provided growing advice to Utah residents for 100+ years and counting!  Better yet, we only deliver the good stuff; if our information is not backed by research, we don’t advise it!  This approach saves you time, money, and frustration.  Let our specialists guide you toward sensible and sustainable gardening practices in your garden.