Anyone who has grown plants knows that an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) plan is a crucial requirement. In our latest Letter From Our Plant Science Team, they describe the process of building your IPM philosophy of pest prevention and control. They describe the IPM cycle that integrates cultural, mechanical, physical, and chemical practices to control pest populations within an acceptable degree of economic tolerance, i.e. profit!
IPM encourages growers to take a step-wise approach to determine the most appropriate means necessary for avoiding pest-related economic injury through careful consideration of all available pest control practices.
When practicing IPM, less invasive non-chemical practices are given priority, until escalation is necessary. Read more on the topic here: https://www.aessensegrows.com/en/resources/building-an-ipm-plan