Many insect pest and disease management problems arise from relying entirely on pesticides for control. Integrated pest management (IPM) is a strategy that draws on a range of management tools with the goal of using the least ecologically disruptive techniques to manage pests within economically acceptable levels. Pests can include insects, mites, diseases, nematodes, weeds and vertebrate pests.
Department of Trade and Investment ,State of New South Wales, Australia
This vegetable insect identification bulleting inclides the following insects:
The mints are grown for the essential oils that they produce in specialized glands on the leaves and stems. This oil is readily recovered by steam distillation of the harvested hay. Peppermint and spearmint oils are widely used to flavor chewing gum, candy, pharmaceuticals, toothpaste and other oral hygiene products. More than 30% of the mint oil produced in the U.S. is exported to Europe and other countries around the world.
Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service
Daños y manejo de insectos presentes en banano orgánico. Incluye Manejo Integrado.
Ministerio de Agricultura y Riego, Perú