Prospects for IPM in Greenhouse Ornamentals in Australia
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in glasshouse vegetables is now well accepted in Europe (van Lenteren and Woets, 1988; van Lenteren, 1990) but IPM in ornamentals is more experimental. However, it is clear that the trend away from purely chemical control of insects and mites in glasshouses is irreversible and that much research is now focused on non-insecticidal methods (including natural enemies) to control pests in protected ornamentals. The latter include those grown in glasshouses, greenhouses (defined here as any enclosed structure), and in plastic tunnels. This paper provides a brief overview. It has its origins in a more comprehensive report, the result of an overseas study tour by the author in 1991 (Gough, 1992).
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