The November 2017 issue of IPM Insights focuses on Habitat.
Imagine that you could hire a consultant to help you deal with the ecological damage caused by having too many deer in your municipality.
Farmers, gardeners, homeowners, and land managers can cultivate rich habitats for beneficial organisms and suppress pests.
Growers often use the IPM technique of increasing the complexity and diversity of vegetation to fight bad bugs.
Some plants emit chemical “help” signals that call natural enemies—such as beneficial insects—to their aid.
Margaret Skinner and her team are studying plants as a foundation in an IPM approach to manage aphids and other pests cost-effectively.
The November 2017 issue of IPM Insights on Habitat is now available as a downloadable PDF.