Edible landscaping offers an alternative to conventional residential landscapes; edible plants can be just as attractive while producing fruits and vegetables. One can install an entirely edible landscape or incorporate some edible plants into existing gardens.
This site is dedicated to Integrated Pest Management for the home vegetable garden. IPM uses four key strategies to control pest damage while fostering environmental awareness and stewardship, such as plant genetic resistance to pests and disease, biological control (the use of one organism to control another), environmental and cultural (favorable for the plant, unfavorable for the pest), chemical - the last resort.
The Vegetable Research and Extension program at WSU Mount Vernon Northwestern Washington Research & Extension Center includes a wide range of projects such as screening new crops and breeding lines for suitability for production in Western Washington, testing new products such as degradable mulch and high tunnels, evaluating integrated pest management strategies, and implementing water and soil conservation practices.