What is Integrated Pest Management?
As defined by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization, "the careful consideration of all available pest control techniques and subsequent integration of appropriate measures that discourage the development of pest populations and keep pesticides and other interventions to levels that are economically justified and reduce or minimize risks to human health and the environment. IPM emphasizes the growth of a healthy crop with the least possible disruption to agro-ecosystems and encourages natural pest control mechanisms."
Integrated pest management: for weed management, the UC IPM states that it is "the use of multiple strategies including cultural, mechanical, chemical, and biological methods to manage weed populations in a manner that is economically and environmentally sound. Nectarine orchards may be infested with a variety of annual and perennial weeds, each competing with the trees for water and nutrients. Competition for these resources is of greater concern with young trees because weeds can reduce their growth, vigor, and delay production." (Hembree, Lanini, & Srethsa).
What this means for your farm or or home is that the use of a combination of strategies will reduce the overall stress on your home, plants or crops, and health from management practices. Typically this means that in a commercial situation you would balance cultural, herbicidal, and organic herbicidal methods in the most efficient way possible for your farm. However, for homes or organic farms (or farms where traditional methods have become ineffective), it is wise to consider the benefits of using solely organic herbicides and cultural methods. See our WeedSlayer product for help with all your weed management needs.
*For more information and guides, please refer to our Resources page for helpful links. Or use the Ask A Question page to consult directly with one of our experts. Know that there is no 100% success rate for any method of pest population control, but with proper management and control solutions, you can maintain your operation for the long term.*
Example: Safe and effective, organic herbicides do not risk harming you from exposure.
Organic Spray Solutions
Organic chemical applications is the best way to replace the application of dangerous chemicals for your weed control needs. We offer our customers the use of a tried and tested organic herbicide called WeedSlayer. This all natural product is designed to fill the role of a general herbicide, producing a result similar to that of non-organic products like Roundup.
Chemicals alone are never enough, and you should always consider the benefit of combining good cultural management practices alongside any chemical use, especially for your home and garden. With our variety of quantities available for order, you will find it easy to rid your garden or farm of its weed problems.