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Ipm for high tunnels and greenhouse sites going into Spring, based on a good article from University of Kentucky Extension:

  1. Start clean and stay clean.
  2. Sanitation and weed control in and around structures, repair screening for insect pests.
  3. Regular monitoring and visual inspection of plants and sticky cards. Know crop history and pests encountered, and keep records
  4. Detect pest problems early, while at manageable levels.  Identify pests and for aphids and whiteflies identify them to species.  County Extension offices and Plant Clinics can help with this.
  5. Release beneficial species (natural enemies and pollinators), from reputable suppliers. Monitor populations because beneficial species require management.

NFG 2/19/2019

Invasive species may be insects, plants, fungi, animals, or other invasive types of organisms. Invasive species establish at the expense of our native flora and fauna. Be on the lookout for unusual types of things. Early detection and partnerships for management are key to raising awareness and finding solutions!

Lesser Celandine - invasive plant

Delaware Invasive Species Council helps to educate and coordinate efforts in Delaware to eradicate or manage invasive organisms :
Check out the information at the following websites:
NFG 2/27/2017