Review Your Use of Pesticides

Organic Pest & Disease Control
What is all the fuss about pesticides? Putting the more controversial issues of residues, contamination, and human health totally aside, pesticides are not the miracle cure for agricultural ills they were once thought to be. The basic premise of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is that no single pest control method, including application of pesticides, always gives the best control. IPM advocates regular monitoring to detect pest problems early. One fundamental of IPM is that a certain number of pests and/or a certain level of pest damage may be tolerated. IPM also encourages integrating and evaluating biological, physical, and chemical control methods into a scheme that provides adequate pest control in an economically efficient and environmentally sound manner. Native Americans and early settlers obviously did not have today's chemical controls available…
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