Our team currently works on more than a dozen projects to increase adoption of IPM and other best practices that improve working conditions, reduce greenhouse gases, improve air quality, water quality and soil health and reduce risks to health and the environment from pesticide and nutrient use in agriculture and communities.
Thomas Green, PhD
Founder & Board President
Thomas Green, Ph.D. is co-founder and board president of the IPM Institute of North America, working with farmers, food companies, pest management professionals and communities since 1998 to improve sustainability. Accomplishments include leading the transition of more than 70 Vietnamese black pepper farmers to certified organic. He also founded an IPM supply business, now part of Gempler’s, Green Shield Certified, a rigorous third-party certification for pest control companies and facilities and the Partnership for Ag Resource Management, working with more than 100 farm supply retail locations to increase sales of products and services that reduce ag input losses from cropland. He has authored or co-authored more than 100 publications and presented at more than 250 professional and industry events. Dr. Green holds a Ph.D. in entomology, is a Certified Crop Advisor and operates Green Pest and Tick Control, serving residential, multi-family and other sensitive environments in Wisconsin with natural and low-risk solutions to structural and landscape pest problems. This year, Dr. Green was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award of Excellence by the International IPM Symposium.