Control of Pests

Control of Agricultural Pests is about management rather than eradication. Managing Agricultural pests starts with prevention and moves to management of the pests if there is already an infestation.

Beet Leafhopper Grasshopper
Mountain Pinebeetle Ground squirrel

Prevention is the first step in managing agricultural pests. There are several ways to implement a prevention program depending on which pest you are dealing with. Prevention measures can range from forest management practices for Mountain Pine Beetle, proper grazing practices for prairie dogs, or the use of preventative spraying for crop pests.

Management of current infestations involves the practice of reducing populations to levels that do the least economic impact for your operation. In many cases there are several options for management that range from non lethal to lethal options and also many that do not require the use of chemicals.

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