Pest & disease - prevention is better than cure

The Virginia Farm Trials in South Australia have been investigating practical onsite methods to better control pests and diseases in commercial vegetable and herb farms. The results are applicable to nurseries and the good news is that the control of Western Flower Thrips (WFT), and other pests like white fly and mites, can be greatly improved by simply assessing and improving existing pest management programs. (TNP 2004#03)

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