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Integrated Pest Management

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 ARET Plant Protection Unit addresses farmers problems on pests and diseases. Farmers with pest and disease problems on their farms can visit or call to be visited by the Unit. The Unit collaborates with Stakeholders in developing a list of Recommended Pesticides every year.

The ARET Plant Protection Unit emphasizes use of Integrated Pest Manangement (IPM) on pest and disease control. These include:

  • Adherence to Recommended Cultural Practices
  • Use of Recommended Resistant Varieties
  • Observance of good Sanitation and Hygiene
  • Physical Methods: handpicking insects, burning tobacco trash
  • Legislation: observance of restrictions on dates and importations
  • Use of Recommended Chemicals