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Three steps to pest management

publication date: Jun 1, 2012
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This year’s warm winter and early spring have created some unusual pest management problems for growers. In some cases, insect pests and diseases have become active earlier and are more abundant than usual. They may be damaging crops not typically affected. There may even be some pest species that are not normally found on your farm. Whatever pest pressure you may be seeing this year, you can attack the problem in three steps: Identify the pest; choose appropriate pest control products if necessary; and implement management practices to reduce pest pressure in the future.

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