Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

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We work to employ the many tools under the umbrella of Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Most notable of the tools are:

  1. Biological control
  2. Pest resistant cultivars
  3. Cultural and physical controls
  4. Chemical control

Current Projects:

  • Researching potential for pest resistant cultivars
  • Exploring Bacillus thuringiensis for control of lepidopteran pests
  • Investigating importance of nutrition on crop growth and resilience to pest and disease pressure in onion
  • Employing plastic mulch as both an insect and weed suppressant
  • Utilizing action thresholds to employ an effective chemical management plan. Meanwhile balancing chemical rotations to conserve and thereby prevent insecticide resistance

References:

Publications [here]

Cornell Pest Management guidelines [purchased here]

 

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