The University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Integrated Pest Management office has been assembling an IPM decision-making resource for Florida’s pepper and tomato industry, according to a newsletter published by the Hendry County Extension.

An interdisciplinary, comprehensive resource has been compiled to direct growers through the process of IPM planning and show how IPM tactics can be used to reduce the risk of epidemics, conserve chemistries against resistance and reduce overall production costs.

The guide is a work in progress, and suggestions and comments are welcome. It can be viewed online at http://ipm.ifas.ufl.edu/agricultural/vegetables/tomato/T&PGuide.htm. Upon its completion, the guide will be published and available for purchase.