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Water management is one of the most critical issues in modern agriculture. Water resource has been critical to farmers since the advent of agriculture; poor management of this resource has led to many disasters around the world. Proper and timely irrigation is one of the first requirements of a sustainable integrated pest management or IPM system since it is linked to the overall plant health. Mismanaged water in a vegetable garden or farm can lead to sick plants that makes them more vulnerable to insect pests. In a vegetable farm or garden, water can be managed with some simple and smart ways. Here are a few tips for water management in vegetable production from the IPM perspective.
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Home and Urban Garden IPM Slide Chart Available to Gardeners and Urban Farms
A brand new Urban Farm IPM Toolkit is now available for urban farmers and community gardeners. This wheel slide chart has both conventional and organic insecticide listings for nearly 20 different crops. This publication also has listing of common insect pests with images that may help when scouting garden vegetables. Email email@example.com to get your own copy. Don't forget to visit the Alabama Vegetable IPM website (www.aces.edu/vegetableipm) for IPM videos and other publications.
Ayanava Majumdar, Extension Entomologist and State SARE Program Coordinator
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