In the agriculture industry, market demands and consumer concerns about the impact of pesticides on food safety and the environment are driving the growing interest in integrated pest management. Insect monitoring in agricultural crops is an essential component of an effective IPM program.
Not only does insect monitoring allow you to detect and track the development of insect pest populations, it also provides you, the grower, with the information you need to determine whether an intervention is necessary and, if so, to pinpoint the best timing for such actions. That way you need only take preventive action for your crops when it is necessary and profitable.
In addition to offering economic gains, insect monitoring also helps safeguard the environment and protect human and animal health.