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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Set Action Thresholds Prevention Monitor and Identify Pests Organic vs. IPM Organic foods are madeby some of the same conceptsas IPM. But the differenceis that Organics limitthe use of pesticidesto those that are produced from natural sources,as opposed to synthetic chemicals. Control ANYONE! The same principles which were made for largefarms can be used in your very own garden. Why IPM? It manages pest damage by the most economical means, and with the least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment. Anisha RaoMs. MussackAPES/ Block E11/21/14 Background Information Who can practice IPM? Source: "Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Principles." EPA. Environmental Protection Agency. Web. 19 Nov. 2014. Benefits of Integrated Pest Management What is IPM?It is an effective and environmentallysensitive approach to pest management that relies on a combination of common-sensepractices. Steps of IPM IPM has helped 11,000 producers on 720,000acres reduce their useof highly toxic pesticidesby 30 to 50 percent. IPM has reduced pesticide use by more than 2 million pounds. IPM saved New Hampshireapple growers $450,000in spraying costs in 1999. Set Action Thresholds-Building your knowledge baseMonitor and Identify Pests-Pay attention for signs and symptomsof insect activityPrevention-Steps taken to keep the pests from threatening the plants-Ex. Crop rotation, Introducing a predatory speciesControl-Monitor and Keep records of pest activity Growers using IPM report82% reduction in overall pesticide use. 50% of growersroutinely scout for pests. Insecticide use reduced from an average of 8.9 lbs per acre to 3.5 lbs per acre
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