An Integrated Pest Management (IPM) technology using the African marigold as a trap crop was developed at the Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bangalore (Srinivasan et al., 1993; 1994). In this technology, one row of marigold is followed by 14-16 rows of tomato and two sprays of endosulfan (0.07 %) are made. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) was developed to provide an environmentally friendly way to control pests. Integrated Pest Management is using well researched environmental information and the best pest control methods to prevent pest damage by the most economical means with the least possible damage to the environment. Dec 14, 2012 · Integrated Pest and Diseases Management in Tomato video film prepared by Department of Entomology, Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari for farming community. Integrated pest management (IPM) is a strategy that draws on a range of management tools with the goal of using the least ecologically disruptive techniques to manage pests to economically This newly revised fourth edition of Integrated Pest Management for Tomatoes offers the most up-to-date information from the University of California on managing pests in fresh market and processing tomatoes. Integrated pest management (IPM) is a term used to describe an evolving process where cultural, biological, and chemical controls are included in a holistic approach of pest and disease control (Howard et al 1994). To overcome these unfavorable situations, Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies were advocated. The use of economic injury levels (EILS) and scouting for the assessment of pest populations have been the main criteria of IPM. Both diseases cause stunting of the plants and a lowering of yield. For both diseases, symptoms can vary widely, depending on the age of the plant, the variety of tomato, the strain of the virus causing the disease, and the environmental conditions.
Bacterial diseases are common in tomatoes and also very frustrating to tomato growers since they may cause significant economic losses and are difficult to control. Once established in a field, bacterial diseases are nearly impossible to control if weather conditions favor disease development. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) as applied to vegetable diseases means using all the tactics available to the grower (cultural, biological, host-plant resistance, field scouting, chemical) that provide acceptable yield and quality at the least cost and are compatible with the tenets of environmental stewardship.