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Integrated Pest Management: What Are Economic Thresholds, and How Are They Developed?

Posted by Terri Miller -

Author: Nick Seiter, Department of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois. An insect control action (such as spraying an insecticide or planting a corn hybrid that incorporates a Bt trait) is only justified once the population of an insect pest reaches a certain level. This makes sense if you consider how foolish it would be to spray an entire soybean field because you fou...

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