Pest Management for Organic Agriculture

  • 25 pages

  • Published: 22 Nov 2007

  • Author(s): Horne, Paul A

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This project aimed to provide specific pest management recommendations for key pests in organic production. It tested the efficacy of pesticides suitable for organic production (that is, of botanical, elemental, viral, bacterial and fungal origin). This provided data to support registration of suitable products as well as information on the effects of the pesticides tested on beneficial insects and mites. It provided the basic information required for development of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies. The project also tested the effectiveness of augmentative releases of mass-reared beneficial insects.