Author Archives: Jim Moore

About Jim Moore

Jim Moore is a freelance writer based in Southern California.

Moore, antiguo editor de PdH, labora como escritor independiente en California, EUA. Este artãculo fue preparado para la Biopesticide Industry Alliance (BPIA). Más información en pdh.edit@meistermedia.com

The Importance Of Biopesticides

Most growers working to create a sustainable agriculture system understand that their first line of defense against unwanted pests is not found in the chemical shed. No, the first line of defense is the beneficial organisms–the good bugs–out in the field. That’s why a solid Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program is one of the linchpins

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Most growers working to create a sustainable agriculture system understand that their first line of defense against unwanted pests is not found in the chemical shed. No, the first line of defense is the beneficial organisms–the good bugs–out in the field. That’s why a solid Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program is one of the linchpins

Resistance Isn’t Futile — It’s Manageable

It’s high on the list of grower nightmares. An important and reliable pesticide suddenly stops working. It’s a well accepted fact that sooner or later, pests and diseases develop resistance to synthetic chemicals. Now what? One answer is to switch products. That may help, but the same dynamics would be at play and the problem will

Partners Against Pests

As researchers and extension specialists work with growers to reach that perfect balance of efficacy and economy in their pest control programs, many find that the pests themselves aren’t the only challenge. Another is the myth that use of conventional chemicals and biopesticides is an either/or proposition. IPM advocates admit it’s easy to see how this