Thresholds provide a quantitative basis upon which crop managers can decide whether arthropod pest populations are below, at, or exceeding a level that warrants the expense of activities to reduce the pest’s density. These interventions may be cultural, biological, or chemical control practices that reduce the pest population below the economic threshold. Thresholds are an essential component of an IPM program, and their use can lead to signifi cant reduction in pesticides applied to crops and lower costs of production for farmers (Pedigo et al. 1986).
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Arthropod Management in Vineyards:: Pests, Approaches, and Future Directions|
|Number of pages||20|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2012|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)