Integrated Pest Management

This introduction to the crop management method, Integrated Pest Management (IPM) will give you all the basics so you can start using IPM in your own home gardens.

Tests of integrated pest management show that using IPM significantly lowers costs and the need for pesticide use for small and large scale farmers.
IPM works best if you get to know your land and crops, specifically by recognizing the potential pests and beneficial organisms present in your fields.
Noticing which insects are in your fields helps you to identify possible problems and their solutions.
IPM works best if you keep track of your plants and the insects and critters in your fields.
Integrated pest management involves capturing certain pesty insects and gathering data on their populations.

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