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The Integrated Pest Management Program Summary for Muck Vegetable Crops, 2012

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Title: The Integrated Pest Management Program Summary for Muck Vegetable Crops, 2012
Author: Tesfaendrias, Michael Tecle; McDonald, Mary Ruth
Abstract: Integrated pest management (IPM) is an integrated approach to crop management with the primary aim of protecting crops from significant damage from pathogens, weeds and insect pests, while minimizing pesticide use. An IPM program is provided to growers in the Holland/Bradford Marsh, Ontario, by the Muck Crops Research Station (MCRS). This project is funded through the Agricultural Biosecurity Program (ABP), part of the Best Practices Suite of programs under Growing Forward, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative. The Agricultural Adaptation Council assists in the delivery of several Growing Forward programs in Ontario. Funding was also provided by the Holland Marsh Growers' Association, the Bradford Co-Operative Storage Ltd. and chemical company sponsors. The main objectives of the project are: to scout growers' fields for diseases, weeds and insect pests, to provide growers with disease and insect forecasting information, to identify and diagnose diseases, insect pests and weeds, and to implement rotorod spore traps to trap and analyze spores of various vegetable crop pathogens.
Date: 2012
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