Submitted to: Handbook of Pest Management
Publication Type: Book / chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/23/2007
Publication Date: 11/1/2006
Citation: Schuster, David, Howard Frank, Joe Funderburk, Phil Stansly, Cindy McKenzie, Jane Polston, Phylis Gilreath, and Amanda Hodges. 2006. Pest Managment pp. 41-90. In: J.L. Gillett, H.N. HansPetersen, N.C. Leppla, and D.D. Thomas (eds.). Grower's IPM Guide for Florida tomato and pepper production. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (Book Chapter) pp 259 Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: This comprehensive, interdisciplinary resource guides the user through the process of planning a crop with upfront decisions about pest and disease prevention and management. It presents optional production methods and IPM tactics that can reduce the risks of insect outbreaks, disease epidemics, resistance to pesticides and associated costs. The overall purpose of the guide is to increase the profitability of growing tomatoes and peppers while protecting human health and the environment. The Grower’s IPM Guide for Florida Tomato and Pepper Production has 9 chapters including the Introduction which consist of Tomato and Pepper Production, Soil and Nutrient Management, Pest Management, Disease Management, Weed Management, Cultural Controls and Physical Controls, Biological Control and Chemical Control.