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By Todd Ballard
Golden Plains Area Extension Agent 

Extension Spotlight

Integrated Pest Management

 

September 9, 2020



Integrated pest management is a commonly used term in agronomy. IPM implies the use of multiple tools to control pests in your fields. While the name lends itself to control of unwanted animals, IPM is used as a strategy to control any unwanted organism. Let us look at some of the tools; why they work and why adaptation to current conditions is necessary to keep as many tools viable as possible.

Tool 1

Crop rotation has been used for centuries to avoid pests. Insects will lay their eggs in areas where they expect the host plant to be present upon the eggs hatching. Wild plants will d...



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