Cultural Control

Do you need to make changes in your plant cultural practices to help control pests? Find out about techniques you can use from the resources listed below.

Cultural Control   html

University of Minnesota.

A chapter from Radcliffe's IPM World Textbook, an electronic textbook with contributors from around the world. This chapter is a contribution of University of Massachusetts entomologist D. N. Ferro.

Crop Rotations for Increased Productivity   html

North Dakota State University. Cooperative Extension Service.

Includes sections on disease, insect, and weed control.

Timing Control Actions for Landscape Insect Pests Using Flowering Plants as Indicators   html

University of Kentucky. Department of Entomology.

Information provided is specific to Kentucky, but should also be applicable in areas were these landscape plants are found.

Relative Emergence Sequence for Weeds of Corn and Soybeans -- Sustainable Agriculture   html

Iowa State University. Cooperative Extension Service.

A guide to controlling weeds using tillage and crop planting timing.

Perimeter Trap Cropping Works!   html

University of Connecticut. Cooperative Extension System.

Examples in cabbage, peppers and squash.

Trap Cropping and Insect Control   html

Cornell University. New York State Agricultural Experiment Station.

An appendix of the Resource Guide for Organic Insect and Disease Management from Cornell University.

Physical and Biological Processes In Crop Production   html

USDA. National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE).

In this chapter from Crop Rotation on Organic Farms, expert authors from Cornell University and the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, cover the use of crop rotation to manage plant disease, insect pests and weeds. Targeted to organic farming systems in the Northeastern U.S., this chapter has wide applicability for varied farming systems and locations.