What is IPM
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.
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