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Integrated Pest Management

A pest management strategy using a systematic approach in which pest populations are monitored to determine if and when control methods are required. Integrated pest management (IPM) uses biological, chemical, physical, cultural and/or genetic control methods in order to minimize pesticide use, reduce production costs, and protect the environment. [NALT]

Integrated pest management is the careful consideration of all available pest control techniques and subsequent integration of appropriate measures that discourage the development of pest populations and keep pesticides and other interventions to levels that are economically justified and reduce or minimize risks to human and animal health and/or the environment. [AGROVOC]



Chapter 4. Integrated Pest Management

CV298/CV298by Peter J. Dittmar, Nicholas S. Dufault, Johan Desaeger, Jawwad Qureshi, Nathan S. Boyd, and Mathews L. ParetAugust 21st, 2023Chapter 4 of the Vegetable Production Handbook.

Integrated Pest Management in Protected Structures I: Basic Principles and Scouting

IN994/ENY868 by Hugh A. Smith, Gary E. Vallad, and Bielinski M. SantosSeptember 19th, 2019

Intercropping, Crop Diversity and Pest Management

IN922/ENY862 by Hugh A. Smith and Oscar E. LiburdJune 26th, 2018

Know Your Pests When Trapping Soybean Looper in the Florida Panhandle

IN1359/ENY-2078by Ethan Carter, Tyler Shaw, Libbie Johnson, and Silvana V. Paula-MoraesMay 16th, 2022Pheromone trapping is a common scouting method used in collaboration with integrated pest management. A major crop pest of many plant species, including Panhandle crops like peanut and cotton, is the soybean looper.  A soybean looper pheromone-trapping study performed in Panhandle commercial peanut and cotton fields also attracted other species with similar appearances, sometimes in high numbers. Misidentification would result in overestimation of soybean looper populations and likely unnecessary insecticide applications. The sharp stigma looper, due to its high seasonal abundance and flight pattern similar to that of the soybean looper, was most concerning. This insect is not a pest and can be discerned from the soybean looper easily through its wing markings, if someone knows what to look for, but if these harmless moths were unwittingly thought of as soybean loopers, it could greatly skew population numbers and prompt improper applications of pesticides.

Landscape Integrated Pest Management

IN109/ENY-298 by Eileen Buss and Adam G. DaleNovember 22nd, 2020

Mole Cricket IPM Guide for Florida

IN1021/IPM-206 by C. R. Kerr, N. C. Leppla, E. A. Buss, and J. H. FrankSeptember 20th, 2021This guide will help you identify mole cricket infestations and manage them effectively and economically while minimizing environmental impacts.

Pesticide Safety Miniposter IPM: Beyond Spraying

IN928/ENY-2016 by R. W. Baldwin, S. K. Hill, Philip Koehler, J. C. Medley, and P. A. MitolaSeptember 24th, 2018

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