We’re all proud of our vegetable gardens. Their abundance, diversity and beauty provide a rich harvest for us year after year.
But If we expect to continue enjoying and using our natural resources, we must be responsible for protecting them. This means it will be necessary for many of us to change conditioned attitudes about the way we manage insect pests, not only in our vegetable gardens, but in and around our homes as well.
We recommend using an integrated pest management approach. Ingrated pest management simply means we will use a variety of methods to solve our issue, before taking chemical measures. The steps we follow are listed below.
- Plant genetic resistance to pests and disease;
- Biological control (the use of one organism to control another);
- Environmental and cultural (favorable for the plant, unfavorable for the pest);
- Chemical – the last resort.
More information on this can be found HERE.