Home Harvest - Managing pests and diseases

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699 Doncaster Road,
VIC 3108

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Environment team

Gardens are the natural habitat for all types of insects – the good, the bad and the ugly. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) aims to manage pests using a mixture of physical, cultural, and biological control methods with low impact chemical being used as a last resort.

This session will cover:

  • an introduction to Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
  • being a detective – identifying the culprits
  • beneficial insects versus pests
  • using barriers and cultural strategies
  • when to consider garden chemicals
  • an introduction to companion plants to help control garden pests and diseases
  • common garden pests and control options