Controlling Pests and Weeds

Knowledge about the pests and weeds is necessary in order to control them.  The North Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook has excellent chapters about

Insects,

Weeds,

and Plant Diseases

Integrated pest management, (IPM), is an approach that uses knowledge about pests and their life cycles, cultural practices, nonchemical methods, and pesticides to manage pest problems.

Chapter 8 of The North Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook discusses IPM