What is cultural pest control?

Gardens & Landscapes, Pest Management In and Around Structures March 11, 2009 Print Friendly and PDF
Cultural pest control is the management of pests (insects, diseases, weeds) by manipulation of the environment or implementation of preventive practices including using plants that are resistant to pests, raising the mowing height of turf to shade out weeds, aerating turf to reduce compaction and plant stress, dethatching to remove habitat, food sources and impediments to management, etc.

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.