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Stephanie Bernasconi

on 3 December 2012

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Types of IPM Scouting Prevention Methods Benefits Action Threshold Integrated Pest Management Most vital step of IPM
allows the farmer to gather important information about a crops current status. Row Cover
Trap crop Saves Money
Fewer chemical input
promotes healthy plants and clean water
does not harm beneficial or benign insects
decreases worker exposure to pesticides On the Dickinson College Farm Stephanie Bernasconi
Jaime Phillips Physical: Cultural: Biological: Chemical: Physical barrier protecting
plant from pests
row covers
Trap Crop
sanitizing equipment Used as a last resort
Narrow and Broad Spectrum pesticides
Organic farmers prefer narrow spectrum pesticides that only target specific species
Often unnecessary if farmer scouts
e.g.Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) Use natural enemies to reduce pest populations
parasitic wasps
lacewing Pollinators also play a vital role
butterflies Used by the College Farm IPM A practice used by farmers to reduce chemical inputs and create an ecosystem that encourages beneficial organisms Sets a point at which pests populations indicate that pest control action must be taken A practice used to modify the growing environment reduce unwanted pest populations
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