Weeds, insects and diseases – otherwise known as pests – want a piece of your crops. Because there are thousands of pests out there, this project will teach you practical detective skills to help you identify pests and create a plan to avoid and eliminate them.
In this project, you’ll learn how to:
- Collect and identify common weeds, insects and diseases
- Determine how many pests are safe and acceptable
- Develop an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program
- Use pesticides safety
Sustainable Agriculture & Food Security
Did you know?
Insects, diseases and weeds all affect crops in a different manner – they can be crop friends or crop foes. Learn about how these ‘pests’ can positively or negatively impact your crops in this 4-H project!