A Guide to Controlling Insects in the School Garden

Kathryn Fontenot, Henderson, Gregg, Morgan, Alan L.  |  1/5/2017 3:20:53 PM

Gardening in Louisiana is not for pansies – with the exception of those planted by your front door. Growing a garden requires teachers and students to be physically and mentally active in the garden space.

One of the most challenging aspects of growing a garden in a school setting is pest management. Planting, watering and harvesting are enjoyable gardening activities. We hope this publication helps to make insect control fun – or, at the very least, a little less stressful!

Have you heard of the term integrated pest management, also referred to as IPM? Your school probably has an IPM coordinator. As a school garden coordinator, you should get to know this person and let him or her know about your gardening activities.

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