Integrated pest management (IPM) is a decision making process that identifies and reduces risks from pests and pest management strategies. It coordinates the use of pest biology, environmental information, and multiple pest management tactics to prevent unacceptable levels of pest damage by the most economical means. Our field and forage crop insect IPM lab works along the IPM Continuum paradigm from scouting and economic threshold insecticide treatment decision support to a cropping systems approach relying principally on ecological and biological means to suppress insect pest populations. Our experimental and on-farm investigations concentrate on development, refinement, and innovation of IPM programs utilizing biological, cultural, chemical, and host plant resistance methods; with an emphasis on plant-insect interactions in organic field and forage crop production systems. We work with soil scientists, agronomists, agricultural economists, and social scientists on projects that contribute to farm and environmental sustainability and economic profitability.