DIG is happy to be partnering with IPM consultant Dr. Riaz Shah. Dr Shah is currently running field studies at 4 separate DIG gardens. These field studies are being completed with the ultimate goal of developing a handbook to help member gardens identify pests as well as their proper treatments. Integrated pest management (IPM) is a broad based approach that integrates a range of practices for pest’s management and aims to suppress pest populations below the economic injury level (EIL) while minimizing risks to human health and the environment.
To find out more about Dr Riaz Shah and the pests that you need to be looking for head on over to his blog.