Arkansas Pest Management- Insects, Weeds, and Plant Diseases
"Pest" can mean insects, pathogens causing plant disease, and weeds that cause economic damage to crops.
Pest management refers to "managing" the number of pests through some sort of intervention, whether cultural, mechanical or cultural. Managing a pest does not mean eradicating the pest -- those are two very different concepts with different objectives. Viable, long-term management strategies rely on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) as an approach that is sustainable, beneficial to the environment and to the bottom line of the grower.
Before using any pesticides, please consult the relevant pesticide guides.
Commercial pesticide use and licensing is regulated by the Arkansas State Plant Board; persons interested in obtaining a license or certificate should consult Plant Board staff for updated information.
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