A Whole-Farm Approach to Managing Pests

Editor's note
The following abstract describes a publication that is only available as a downloadable PDF.

This informational bulletin from USDA's Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN) defines ecologically-based systems, outlines ecological principles for managing pests and suggests how to apply those principles to real-life farm situations. Written for producers and the agricultural professionals who work with them, " 'Naturalize' Your Farming System: A Whole-Farm Approach to Managing Pests" is filled with color photos, cutting-edge research examples, and anecdotes from farmers using such strategies in their fields. A page of additional, more in-depth resources on the topic rounds out the publication.


  • Ecologically-based systems
  • Pest's strengths and weaknesses
  • Increase diversity
  • Producing healthy crops
  • Increasing stress on pests
  • Enhancing beneficials


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