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Integrated Pest Management Chris Drake, Suffolk Cooperative Extension Intern, Virginia, February 23, 1999 This presentation is from Virginia Tech and has not been edited by the Georgia Curriculum Office
What is your definition of IPM ? inches per minute illegal possum murder important Polish man
What does IPM really stand for??
INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT (IPM) VIRGINIA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION
Objectives To introduce IPM and its components To present possible applications of IPM
IPM The judicious use and integration of various pests control tactics.
WHY IPM? Resistance Pest resurgence Induced secondary pest outbreaks Potential hazards to wildlife Environmental and groundwater contamination
“MANAGE” PESTS RATHER THAN “ELIMINATE” THEM
COMPONENTS Monitoring Establishing injury levels Planning for & integrating all controls Evaluating results (record keeping)
MONITOR PEST POPULATIONS
MONITORING Signs & symptoms Pest life cycles Growing degree days
SIGNAL WORDS CAUTION=SLIGHTLY TOXIC WARNING=MODERATELY TOXIC DANGER=HIGHLY TOXIC
EVALUATION Determine program effectiveness –What works? –What doesn’t work? –How much chemical is being used? –Are chemicals being reduced? How should program be adjusted
KEEP RECORDS FOR FUTURE USE
So What? What does IPM mean to you as a farmer in Southeastern VA??
4Peanut Leaf Spot Advisory Reduces Fungicide application Saves millions of dollars Very easy to implement
4Development of Fluazinam for fungus control in peanuts Controls sclerotinia blight Less harmful to environment Saves estimated $ 6 million Reduces fungicide use
4Frost advisory for peanuts Reduces loss to frost Determines proper time for harvest Keep records for future reference
4Scouting for thrips in peanuts and cotton Reduces insecticide use by spraying at threshold levels only Saves $$$
4Scouting cotton for worms and growth patterns Saves tremendous time and $$ Reduces harmful pyrethroid sprays Maximize yields
Conclusions IPM is the wave of the future in agricultural pest control IPM is easy to implement using common sense and a little planning IPM is especially applicable in the pesticide dependent crops we grow in this area
Any Questions ?? Comments??
This presentation was developed by: Chris Drake Suffolk Cooperative Extension Intern, Virginia February 23, 1999