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20-11-1996 12:00 AM

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Knipling (1980) proposed a concept termed "regional management," now being referred to as "area-wide pest management," to manage a key pest throughout a large geographical area that is delineated by biological criteria associated with pest colonization and dispersal. The suggested advantages of a coordinated approach to managing a mobile insect are: 1) by coordinating its application throughout an area, the most environmentally benign management strategy can be utilized, 2) when interfaced with integrated pest management, a long-term solution to agricultural problems is possible which might be more efficient and sustainable, and 3) if the production system is released from the constraints of managing the key pest, other more environmentally sustainable tactics may be used for secondary pests.

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Nov 20th, 12:00 AM

Area-Wide Management of Corn Rootworms

Knipling (1980) proposed a concept termed "regional management," now being referred to as "area-wide pest management," to manage a key pest throughout a large geographical area that is delineated by biological criteria associated with pest colonization and dispersal. The suggested advantages of a coordinated approach to managing a mobile insect are: 1) by coordinating its application throughout an area, the most environmentally benign management strategy can be utilized, 2) when interfaced with integrated pest management, a long-term solution to agricultural problems is possible which might be more efficient and sustainable, and 3) if the production system is released from the constraints of managing the key pest, other more environmentally sustainable tactics may be used for secondary pests.