Integrated Pest Management Found to be Effective and Low-Risk

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Western IPM Center

Dr. Peter Ellsworth, professor in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, has been collecting data on pests and other pressures that affect cotten harvests since 1990. The researcher quantified the number of insecticide and herbicide sprays used on the crops, documenting why each spray was made. His data, collected in collaboration with Dr. Al Fournier, is a strong argument that integrated pest management reduces harm to people and the environment while managing pests in a cost-effective way.