We use Integrated Pest Management to manage pest pressure in a sustainable and environmentally conscious manner. Just like children, crops need a stress free environment to thrive. Minimizing crop stress from pests, allows the corn plants to produce cobs that are of the highest quality and nutritional value, for our family and yours.
Integrated pest management (IPM) is an approach to pest control that considers all management options to maintain pests below an economic injury level. Tools for the management of pests include cultural, physical, biological, behavioural and chemical. With IPM, adverse effects of pesticides are minimized and economic returns are maintained.
IPM programs make extensive use of information collected in the cropping system and require careful management by the grower. To implement an IPM program you must understand:
-pest identification, biology and behaviour
-use and timing of appropriate management tools
-resistance management strategies