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IPM-200: Introduction to the Growers IPM Guide for Florida Tomato and Pepper Production

Figure 2. An IPM system is based on cultural methods and biological control, followed by relatively low-risk pesticides and, if necessary, pesticides with more side effects. IPM reduces problems caused by pests and their control while increasing the reliability and sustainability of crop production. Information is required to design a site-specific IPM system that supports decisions resulting in cost-effective, safe and sustainable pest management.

Credit: Norm Leppla, UF/IFAS