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.....
Anyone who has comments or suggestions, please send them to markwrig@hawaii.edu
Thanks!

In the meantime, please see http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/organic/ 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?

 

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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