Integrated Pest Management
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The Agricultural Research and Extension Centers in Eastern and Central Oregon have dedicated faculty focused on IPM (Integrated Pest Managment) for potato and seed potato production. Additional resources are available for Western Oregon gardeners through the Community Horticulture and Small Farms Programs.
When neighbors work together to discourage rats, the results are better than going it alone.
Integrated pest management (IPM) is an ecologically-based pest control strategy that relies heavily on natural mortality factors such as natural enemies and weather, and seeks out control tactics that disrupt these factors as little as possible. IPM uses pesticides, but only after systematic monitoring of pest populations and natural control factors indicates a need. Ideally, an ...
A how-to guide for conducting integrated pest management strategic planning with agricultural industries or other stakeholders. This process produces a living document that describes the major pests, challenges and critical needs of an industry.
Imagine a giant jigsaw puzzle you can never fully solve because the pieces are always changing shape. That's an apt comparison to the challenges faced by farmers in Oregon, who face ongoing threats from invasive species.