- Cleaner streams, lakes and rivers
- Minimized health risks to farmworkers
- Keeping fruits and nuts safe for consumers
- Reduced volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the air
These integrated pest management (IPM) practices can help growers meet current and future environmental challenges. This website will assist orchard crop growers and consumers in recognizing that pests can be managed economically while reducing risk to the environment and human health.
The information is presented in video format to allow specific IPM practices to be demonstrated, and pests and beneficials, such as predatory mites and parasitoid wasps, to be viewed interacting with each other and with the host plant. In addition, personal testimonials by growers and pest management professionals who use these IPM practices will allow them to communicate with each other and with consumers.