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Master Gardener: Integrated Pest Management Offers Options


July 16, 2018

Integrated pest management, or IPM, is simply understanding the various options and methods of pest control and choosing the most appropriate one for each particular situation. This is counter to the common practice of simply dousing the garden with chemicals at the first signs of any insects or damage.

One important concept in IPM is “threshold,” or your tolerance for some crop damage caused by insects. You may feel that “zero tolerance” is your goal, but be realistic. Mother Nature will never allow the annihilation of all insects, and does it really make sense to spend $20...

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