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Integrated Pest Management
What pests are we talking about? ▸ Weeds ▸ Insects ▸ Disease ▸ Rodents ▸ Birds ▸ Many others
IPM What is it?
IPM What is it? ▸ Keep pest populations below economic thresholds
IPM What is it? ▸ Keep pest populations below economic thresholds ▸ Avoid negative effects on humans, wildlife and the environment
IPM Economic Injury Level Point where pest control equals the value of damage by the pest
IPM Economic Threshold Number of insects per plant or percent disease that economically justifies the use of control measures
IPM Scouting - The key to successful IPM!
IPM Scout Someone who regularly monitors pest populations and crop conditions
IPM Scouting What kinds of pests? Stage of Life? #’s decreasing or increasing? What kind of damage is being done?
IPM Methods of Control ▸ Cultural ▸ Mechanical ▸ Variety Selection ▸ Biological Control ▸ Regulatory Control ▸ Chemical Control
IPM Methods of Control Cultural ▸ Makes the environment unsuitable for pests rotating crops burying crop residues change planting dates draining wet areas use certified seed
IPM Methods of Control Mechanical ▸ By hand ▸ cultivation
IPM Methods of Control Variety Selection ▸ Choosing resistant plants
IPM Methods of Control Biological Control ▸ Using living organisms to reduce pest population ladybugs wasps Bt corn many other insects
IPM Methods of Control Regulatory Control ▸ Inspections and quarantines animals, plants, vehicles at national and state borders
IPM Methods of Control Chemical Control ▸ Use of chemicals to optimize control should be used only after all other types of controls have been explored
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