Integrated Pest Management

Integrated Pest Management
Northeastern Agricultural Education
Mr. Caffee
Pests
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Insects
Weeds
Animals
Fungus
Virus
Pest Control
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Stomp ‘em
Chemicals
Mother Nature
Traps
Hunting
Chemicals may not be enough!!!
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Resistance
Resurgence
Public Outcry
Urban Sprawl
Secondary pests will
fill that niche.
What is a niche?
• A niche is a specific organism’s role in the
environment.
– Example: A ladybug’s niche is to eat aphids
and thrips.
– A honey bee produces honey and pollinates
flowers.
– A mosquito has a rotten niche! They feed on
mammals, like us!
Beneficial Insects
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Walking Sticks
Praying Mantis
Ladybugs
Honey Bees
Pest Control Methods
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Mechanical
Biological
Cultural
Genetic Enhancement
Chemical
Mechanical Control of Pests
• Tillage
– Rotary Hoe
– Cultivator
– Disc
• Slash & Burn
• Hand Weeding
Biological Pest Control
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Beneficial Insects
Parasites
Predators
Sex Attractants
Irradiation of males
Fungal Control
Selective Breeding
Cultural Pest Control
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Plant Population
Row width
Fertility
Planting Date
Crop Rotation
Surface Residue
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Mixed Cropping
Scarecrows
Drainage
Smother Techniques
Burial of Garbage
Genetic Enhancements
• Round-up Ready
– Soybeans
– Corn
– Alfalfa
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STS
Liberty Link
Bt Corn
Potato Leaf Hopper
Resistant Alfalfa
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