What is IPM

orchiddude(+7b ALabama)January 1, 2013

IPM stands for Integrated Pest Management. It is a approach to plant pests and diseases that combines a variety of cultural, physical, and biological practices while minimizing the use of pesticides. IPM emphasizes control of pests and diseases, rather than eradication.

Some elements of IPM used in greenhouses include the use of disease-resistant plant varietes, pest monitoring and scouting techniques such as yellow sticky cards, biological controls such as parasitic wasps and lacewings, strict sanitation practices, exclusion practices to limit entry of pests, insect growth regulators, and minimally toxic biologic pesticides such as horticultural oils and insecticidal soaps.

Information provided by: Stressbaby

Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Modifing the 10x12 HFGH
Since their seems to be a never ending demand for information...
orchiddude
Where can I get plans for building my own greenhouse?
Greenhouse plans are widely available online. These...
orchiddude
Calculate the cost of heating and cooling a greehouse.
The question is best answered by using an example,...
orchiddude
What are the different types of glazings?
The ideal glazing will transmit light well, yet not...
orchiddude
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™