Integrated disease management in greenhouses
Integrated disease management is the practice of using a range of measures to prevent and manage diseases in crops. The term integrated pest management (IPM) is used to describe the use of integrated practices to manage any kind of pest including diseases. IPM is fundamentally a subset of the good agricultural practices needed to produce profitable and productive crops in a sustainable way. This web page details the use of practices such as: hygiene; controlling access to the greenhouse; starting with disease-free plants and using varieties that are resistant or tolerant to diseases; monitoring regularly; and controlling insects and weeds. Information relevant to the management of Western flower thrips (WFT), Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) and other Thrips and Tospoviruses is included in this item.