The July 2016 issue of IPM Insights is now available from the Northeastern IPM Center. This month’s issue is all about IPM and organic farming. Topics covered this month include:
- Challenges and opportunities for ecologically-based growers: Even as expectations for higher-quality food rise, we face water and air pollution, loss of beneficial organisms, and increasing persistence of pests.
- Foundations of IPM, organic point way over barriers: Adherents of organic and IPM practices share a basic principle: emphasis is placed on human health, the environment, and economics.
- Ecologically-based growers face obstacles and market could help: Money has spun the world of food, particularly food produced using IPM and organic practices.
- IPM and organic moving forward together: Is it time to re-assess and re-label both IPM and organic as ecologically-based?