PESTS: Integrated Pest Management

Insects, small animals, soil pathogens, and viruses pose serious threats to California’s crops. Preventing yield and quality loss requires continual monitoring and pest control management to keep threatening insect and pathogen populations low. Decisions made by farm owners, managers, and advisors affect the agricultural ecosystem by changing the food web. While agricultural chemical use is critical to bringing in high quality crops, pesticides and other management practices impact not only the target species, but other, potentially beneficial organisms as well. Observing natural ecosystems helps Tri-Tech Pest Control Advisors develop effective crop protection strategies using a broad range of agricultural chemicals, irrigation techniques, and other management practices.

Learn more about the science behind Tri-Tech crop protection strategies:

Integrated Pest Management | Brian Benchwick
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