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Integrated Nursery Pest Management

Most nurseries have the same comprehensive goals of producing high-quality seedlings in a cost-effective manner, and ensuring employee and environmental safety. Formalizing those goals ensures that any pest treatments are consistent with those objectives. Prudent nursery managers also have a formal, clearly articulated, decisionmaking or management policy. Such a document transcends changes in staffing, and when combined with historical records (see the next section), can assist nursery managers in making correct pest management decisions. Nursery pests are always present; the best IPM plans describe potential pests and define the critical threshold for the pest to be classified as a problem. After a pest population crosses that designated threshold, a series of control options can be applied.

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Author(s): R. Kasten Dumroese

Publication: Forest Nursery Pests (2012)

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