IPM Success Stories: Agriculture

November 15, 2017
An Introduction to Beneficial Organisms and Habitat
An Introduction to Beneficial Organisms and Habitat

Farmers, gardeners, homeowners, and land managers can cultivate rich habitats for beneficial organisms and suppress pests.

November 15, 2017
Chemical Ecology Could Address Pests, Help Pollinators
Chemical Ecology Could Address Pests, Help Pollinators

Some plants emit chemical “help” signals that call natural enemies—such as beneficial insects—to their aid.

November 15, 2017
Manipulate Habitats to Increase Beneficial Organisms
Manipulate Habitats to Increase Beneficial Organisms

Growers often use the IPM technique of increasing the complexity and diversity of vegetation to fight bad bugs.

November 15, 2017
Growers: Make Friends with the Good Bugs to Battle Pests
Growers: Make Friends with the Good Bugs to Battle Pests

Margaret Skinner and her team are studying plants as a foundation in an IPM approach to manage aphids and other pests cost-effectively.

July 18, 2017
How to Tell Pests to Stay Away
How to Tell Pests to Stay Away

Exclusion, or prevention—it’s a fundamental principle of IPM, but why does it matter and how does one do it?

July 18, 2017
Keeping Stink Bugs Out of Your House, and Your Island Nation
Keeping Stink Bugs Out of Your House, and Your Island Nation

Officials from New Zealand requested, in April, about twenty odd dead insect specimens preserved in bottles of hand sanitizer.

April 18, 2017
When the Whole Farm Is the Region
When the Whole Farm Is the Region

The idea of “whole farm” pest management came to life recently for growers in the Northeast.

December 20, 2016
What if Obi-Wan Kenobi Was a Farmer?
What if Obi-Wan Kenobi Was a Farmer?

Young organic farmers might not be able to call on Obi-Wan Kenobi when they have a problem, but they have the next best thing: a team of farming experts.

November 1, 2016
It's the Small Things that Add Up
It's the Small Things that Add Up

“Wow, I didn’t know such a small thing could do so much damage!”

November 1, 2016
All About Pests in High Tunnels for the Beginning Farmer
All About Pests in High Tunnels for the Beginning Farmer

How do I efficiently manage pests in the high tunnel?