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Integrated Pest Managment

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Organic Practices and Integrated Pest Management

Integrated pest management (IPM) is a philosophy that urges a systems approach to manipulate pest densities. Programs based on this philosophy rely on field scouting or monitoring efforts and historical information upon which to make management decisions. All methods for manipulating pest populations are considered, and management programs use a combination of biological, non-chemical (cultural, physical and mechanical) and chemical methods over time to achieve management objectives. These programs strive to be 1) the least environmentally destructive, 2) the most effective for manipulating pest densities, and 3) the most cost effective.

Methods defined as "organic" certainly are valid options for implementation. However, IPM programs do not eliminate the potential for using methods and materials not defined as organic.

The following links should enable you to learn about pests and pesticides.

Some Pesticides Permitted in Organic Gardening

Organic Definitions and more

Baldo Villegas' Bugs and Roses Home Page

Garden Guides.com Common Rose Pests - Part 1 Aphids and Thrips Garden Guides

Defoliators-leaf feeders

Garden Article Easy IPM Integrated Pest Management Biological Pest Control

Integrated Pest Managemen_1 This has several parts.

Garden Article Rose pest control - How to spray rose pest

IPM Roses, Gardening Resources, Cornell University

Table of Pests and Control pdf file

CRS Integrated Pest Management of Roses

Managing Pests in Gardens and Landscapes - Roses

Roses: Insect and Mite Pests and Beneficials

Fungal Diseases on Roses

Brandenton-Sarasota RS _Disease and Pest References

Controlling Rose Diseases

The Olympia Rose Society – Pests and Diseases

Rose Propagation and Pruning- Talks about dormant spraying