Integrated Pest Management
), principles may be applied to a variety of crops and plants in a home or commercial setting from flowers and shrubs to vegetables and fruit. The goals of IPM are to reduce the damage caused by a range of pests from insects, weeds, and nematodes to birds, deer and fungi while limiting costs, protecting the environment and maintaining health for humans, pets and non-pests.
Failure to Plan Means Planning to Fail
Every IPM plan must include pest identification and monitoring, both of pests populations and damage, plus a realistic scheme for controlling and preventing pests that stays true to the grower's goals.