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INFO SHEET: Managing garden pests

INFO SHEET: Managing garden pests

Integrated Pest Management — known as IPM — is the smart approach to managing garden pests. It uses observation, knowledge and thinking instead of the brute force of toxic chemical sprays.

IPM:

  • reduces or eliminates the use of synthetic, toxic garden biocides (pesticides, herbicides, fungicides etc) that can affect the health of gardeners as well as natural systems

  • reduces or eliminates the need to use natural insecticides

  • reduces damage to our plants by insect pests without killing all the beneficial insects that help control the pests.

Download the PDF below to find out more about the various strategies used to manage pests ion an organic garden.

Pest management

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