The preferred approach to controlling insect pests is by developing and following an integrated pest management plan. Integrated pest management is the integration of a variety of pest control strategies in order to effectively maintain a pest insect population at densities below the economic threshold for treatment. An effective integrated pest management plan relies on knowledge of the important pest species attacking the crop, frequent sampling for pests, proper identification of species, and utilization of a variety of control tactics. These tactics can include cultural practices, application of insecticides, biological control, and breeding for resistance. The use of a variety of control strategies can result in a more effective and less expensive control program.
For additional information on rice insects and their control please contact:Natalie HummelAssociate ProfessorRice EntomologyMike StoutProfessor and L.D. Newsom Professor in IPMEntomologyJohnny SaichukProfessor