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Friday. November 15th, 2019
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Using IPM for diamondbacks
Using IPM for diamondbacks

My interest in integrated pest management (IPM) was sparked many years ago when carrying out brassica trials.

The benefits of holistic pest control
The benefits of holistic pest control

Integrated pest management (IPM) combines various methods to control pests.

Fine-tuning your lettuce
Fine-tuning your lettuce

A uniform, full stand of lettuce requires hands-on management right from the start. One cannot over stress the value of walking the lands on a frequent basis.

Physiological disorders in cabbage
Physiological disorders in cabbage

A pathological condition in plants is caused by disease, whereas a physiological condition is caused by non-living (abiotic) factors such as physical injury

Integrated pest management system
Integrated pest management system

The international farming community must contend with numerous pest and disease threats to their crops, as the pressure of an increasing global population mount

Bacterial diseases of lettuce
Bacterial diseases of lettuce

There are two fairly common bacterial diseases of lettuce that most lettuce growers will come across from time to time:

Fungal diseases of lettuce
Fungal diseases of lettuce

This disease is easy to identify. When the plant is removed from the soil, a white cottony fungus will be seen on its underside. When the disease is advanced

When lettuce goes viral
When lettuce goes viral

We focus on spotted wilt and lettuce mosaic virus. Both can be controlled, and even avoided, with the correct agronomic practices.

Dealing with thrips and the pea leaf miner
Dealing with thrips and the pea leaf miner

The pea leaf miner (Liriomyza huidobrensis) probably originated in South America.

Planting vegetables: 3 things to consider
Planting vegetables: 3 things to consider

What should you ask yourself when deciding which vegetables to plant? Vegetable expert Bill Kerr explains.

Economical pest control
Economical pest control

Having already addressed bollworms, this week we discuss the control of aphid, cutworm and leaf miner in lettuce crops.

Controlling bollworm in lettuce
Controlling bollworm in lettuce

One pest has caused severe damage on almost every lettuce farm at some time or other: the African bollworm (Helicoverpa armigera).

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