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Pest Exclusion Tactics

This IPM training module provides the basic principles of insect pest exclusion tactic using various types of structures such as net house, light fabric, low tunnels, etc. Producers can develop their own design keeping in mind the target insect pests and the cost of materials. Insect exclusion can also be integrated with high tunnels by putting netting or shade cloth on the side walls - refer to the High Tunnel Pest Exclusion webpage for more information. There are many advantages to protected agriculture but there can be some problems as well. Please watch the videos below and then contact Dr. A (251-331-8416, bugdoctor@auburn.edu) for more information before making a significant investment.

Videos

Net House Vegetable Production: Successes and Challenges (6:31 min)

This IPM video is the first in a series related to the use of insect pest exclusion for sustainable crop production. It includes review of past studies and latest net house research findings from Alabama. Net house technology is applicable to a wide variety of specialty crops but careful design is critical to success of this unique IPM approach.


How to Build a Net House for Insect Pest Exclusion (6:18 min)

This video describes the process of making small net houses or low tunnels suitable for community gardens and urban farms. Please watch the earlier videos in this series to learn about basic principles and other approaches.


Low-cost net houses for community gardens and urban farms (9:31 min)

This video describes the process of making small net houses or low tunnels suitable for community gardens and urban farms. Please watch the earlier videos in this series to learn about basic principles and other approaches.


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