Insect Ecology and Integrated Pest Management Lab, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Organic production of tropical fruit and nut crops - IPM options.


Under construction (August 1, 2006). This is taking longer than expected.....
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In the meantime, please see for information on organic agriculture work at CTAHR.

(Insect ecology and IPM Home for information on IPM research and other relevant topics)

This page will include information on:

- Biological control and organic production - brief notes on what options we have, and how to maximize the effects of biological control agents;
Classical biological control
Augmentative Biological control
Mass-rearing biological control agents
Environmental concerns and biological control of pests
Biological control and insecticides

- Insecticides compatible with organic production and biological control - how to ensure that appling organic-certified insecticides can be integrated with biological control agents;
List of organic insecticides
Effects on beneficial insects

- Insect monitoring - how to scout crops;
Thresholds - what is available?
Developing a monitoring program
Using a sequential sampling plan

- Culural pest management options - sanitation, variety selection.
Living mulches
Mixed cropping options
Soil health management and IPM?



Some more organic agriculture links, with special reference to pest management:
National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service
UC Davis - Insect Pest Management for Organic Crops (PDF file)
Resource guide for organic insect and disease management (Cornell University)
Biologically intensive and organic agriculture (Washington State University)
Biobased pest management (USDA-CSREES)
Sustainable agriculture in Hawaii (University of Hawaii)
Online information service for non-chemical pest management in the tropics
Buffelgrass (Cenchrus ciliaris) living mulch