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School Garden 101
Transcript of School Garden 101
No diseased plant material
Plant resistant varieties
Cultural techniques to avoid losses to pests
Scout all parts of the plant for pests/nutrient loss
Biological, Cultural, Mechanical, Chemical (NO) A WEED is a plant growing where you don't want it
Rhizomes - Canada Thistle/Field Bindweed
Annual - Completes life in one year
Biennial - Rosette 1st year/Bolt 2nd year
Perennial - Deeply rooted, returning
... Management Biological (biotic), Environmental (abiotic)
Spacing & air flow
Classroom rotation School Garden 101 Less than 1% of insects are pests
Most are pollinators, predators, parasites, herbivores
Release biocontrols (lady beetles)
Improve food webs
Native plants Mechanical
Use traps / barriers
Eliminate host or alternate host Don't be afraid of the pest you don't have!
Use good sanitation practices
Use barriers when possible
Prevention! Garden Pests Weed Management
Intensive tillage to kill weeds, not crops
Cover cropping and green manure
4-6 Weeks (June/July)
Clear plastic 1-6 mils
Multching and minimal tilling
Organic v. inorganic
Inter-cropping (lettuce, green onion, radish)
Summer transplants Group Discussion 1. Who currently knows about your garden?
2. Who should know about your garden?
3. How do we promote the garden?
4. How do we reaching new audiences?
5. Get donations ...
6. Advertising in the garden ...
7. Celebrating the garden ... IPM sustainable approach to managing pests by combining biological, cultural, physical and chemical tools in a way that minimizes economic, health and environmental risks.