Integrated Pest Management
UK - Commercial Vegetable Production
Improving Vegetable Quality with the Use of Pheromone Traps in an IPM Program
Issue (Who Cares and Why?): Using IPM helps to produce quality vegetables and to make insecticide use efficient and effective while protecting the environment.
What Has Been Done?: Pheromone traps for beet armyworm and diamondback moth have been used in the production of broccoli. Also, fields have been scouted.
Impact?: In the broccoli crop in early fall, the insecticide usage was reduced by two applications due to monitoring for insect pests. This grower saved $983.10 over 38 acres of broccoli by applying an insecticide only when recommended instead of every 7 to 10 day. Pheromone traps and field scouting were used to make the recommendations.
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