Pesticides and IPM Concepts - Sarasota County Extension

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Pesticides and IPM Concepts - Sarasota County Extension

A Discussion ofPesticides Environmentand IPM ConceptsPesticide Safety for the SmallFarmerRobert D. HalmanCED & Ag AgentCollier County UF/IFAS Extension


PesticidesWhat are they??


Pest ManagementControl vs. Elimination


Know Your PestKnow the “Best” Way toControl It


Types of pests- Identification


Types of Pesticides• General Use• Restricted UsePesticides


Pesticides work accordingTheir effect on the target pest:• Stomach poison- Contact Poison• Fumigants, Pheromones• Systemic sterilants• Anticoagulants• Plant growth regulators• Defoliants• Desiccants


Chemical Pesticides• Organophosphates• Carbamates• Organochlorine• Pyrethroids


Formulations• Aerosols• Emulsifiable Concentrates• Flowables• Wettable &soluble powders• Granules• Dusts• Poisonous baits• Fumigants• Misc. formulations


Biopesticides• Microbial• Plant IncorporatedProtectants (PIP)• Biochemical•


Pest Control Management is aMatter of Timing


“Fighting Smarter”IntegratedPestManagement


Read the Label!!!


Know yourpests!!Pests vs. Predators


Pesticide Safety:What are we doing thisfor?


Who’s Got Questions ???


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