Lettuce Integrated Pest Management


Many insect pest and disease management problems arise from relying entirely on pesticides for control.

Integrated pest management (IPM) is a strategy that draws on a range of management tools with the goal of using the least ecologically disruptive techniques to manage pests within economically acceptable levels.

Pests can include insects, mites, diseases, nematodes, weeds and vertebrate pests.

Some of the topics covered in this Factsheet include:

  • What is IPM?
  • IPM cycle
  • Knowledge
  • Prevention
  • Crop monitoring
  • Intervention
  • Evaluation
  • Vegetable resources
  • Sending samples for identification


Primefact 154 Second Edition

Published: Aug 2011