Bug Scout 1982
Pest Management Isn't Poured Out of Cans
(Tom Turpin, Entomologist, Purdue University)
HE SAID one-half pound in the row, with light incorporation, provides excellent control!
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March 6, 1982

Almost everyone has a philosophy of pest control.  Some people promote pesticides as the only approach to pest control.  They have been described as being of the "kill 'em and count 'em" philosophy.  Some people would never use a pesticide.  Their philosophy has been termed that of an "eco-freak" or "bug an bunny lover."

A true pest management philosophy of pest control is somewhere between these extremes.  The use of pesticides is an important tactic in pest management.  Resistant plants and crop rotation as well as use of parasites and predators are also control options.  Concern for the environment is important, as is economic benefit from control.

Remember, pest management is a philosophy.  You can't go down to the local agri-chemical dealer and buy a can of pest management.  When it comes to pest management, it's the philosophy that counts.

by Tom Turpin, Entomologist, Purdue University

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