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Greenhouse IPM Manual with an Emphasis on Biocontrols

This manual was designed to help greenhouse growers implement biological control (biocontrol) and Integrated Pest Management (IPM).

It begins with an introduction to IPM and its principles, information on starting an IPM/biocontrol program and using compatible pesticides, and then addresses many of the most common greenhouse pests and their biocontrols. The emphasis throughout is biocontrol. This manual is designed to educate commercial greenhouse operators, crop consultants, and IPM scouts to develop biocontrol systems for greenhouses that will maximize yields while reducing pesticide usage.

Hard copies of this manual are available from Penn State Agricultural Publications Distribution Center for $12. Free download is available for the entire manual, or certain sections in PDF as listed below.