Scouting for pests cuts costs
Grady Sampson: We introduced IPM to Marlboro county some years ago with collard greens. Mr. Johnson was one of the participants in the program. Mr. Johnson learned to scout the fields, he learned to not use so many pesticides to spray to control these insects. In results of that, he has lowered his input and his output has been increased.
Thomas Johnson: We were having bug problems and Clemson Extension came along and introduced us to IPM and a way that we could scout the field that we did not have to spray unless we had to. Now I can tell my customers that the collards do not have pesticides on them and it makes them sell better.