Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on a combination of common-sense practices. IPM programs use current, comprehensive information on the life cycles of pests and their interaction with the environment. This information, in combination with available pest control methods, is used to manage pest damage by the most economical means, and with the least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment.
At Threemile Canyon Farms, we meet or exceed EPA established IPM standards and practices to manage pests and weeds while minimizing conventional crop protection product use.
IPM is not a single pest control method but, rather, a series of pest management evaluations, decisions and controls. In practicing IPM, growers who are aware of the potential for pest infestation follow a four-tiered approach. The four steps include:
- Set Action Thresholds
- Monitor and Identify Pests
To learn more about IPM practices, check out this link: https://www.epa.gov/safepestco...