No. 3 Article 2/April 9, 2004

Some 11th-Hour Reminders About Insect Management

Alfalfa and wheat are growing (and looking pretty good, for the most part), fields are being prepared, and some corn has already been planted. But it's not too late to offer some reminders about insect management for 2004. Following is an abbreviated list of considerations regarding insect management, presented to advocate that we all do the best we can for the economic bottom line and for the environment.

Despite the increasing trend toward prophylactic insect control with insect-control products, we would like to keep the principles of IPM on the front burners. Let's not erase all of the benefits of IPM by reverting to uninformed insect management decisions.--Kevin Steffey, Mike Gray, and Kelly Cook

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