Richard Hentschel, host of GSU and Russ Higgins conclude their July shows with a segment on insect management strategies and Integrated Pest Management. Farmers are constantly monitoring their fields before they consider making any kind of pesticide. This month, a farmer may be applying a fungicide to protect foliage to encourage good ear or pod fill on corn and beans. In the home landscape it is to keep our plants looking good. IPM encourages many other management strategies to protect our crops and ornamentals.
Green Side Up is a weekly gardening program produced by University of Illinois Extension. It is hosted by Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator, Horticulture.