Decision making when it comes to insect infestations can be complicated.  My experience with multiple insect species in multiple crops has helped with a better understanding of how to cope.

Key Points:

  • Scout Vigorously to identify
  • Know my enemy’s life cycle
  • Know my control options
    • Bio-logical
    • Chemical
    • Physical
    • IPM (combination of all three)
  • Know my breakeven point 
  • Know my risk if untreated

I always prefer not to take any action when it comes to insects.  Sometimes mother nature helps us with the problem…but sometimes we may need to take action if the above criteria lead us to do so.