Integrated Pest Management Glossary
There are currently 7 definitions in this directory beginning with the letter M.
A method of estimating the population size of insect pests by marking a known number of insects, releasing them, and then recapturing a sample of the marked insects at a later time. The total population size can be estimated based on the proportion of marked insects in the sample.
The process of raising large numbers of natural enemies in captivity for release into the environment.
Soft-bodied insects covered with a waxy, white or gray coating, whose nymphs and adults feed on plant sap and produce honeydew.
The physical removal or exclusion of pests, such as trapping, hand-picking, mowing, or netting.
The process by which insects transform from one life stage to another, typically from the larval stage to the pupal stage and then to the adult stage.
The regular observation and assessment of pest populations and damage, as well as environmental and biological factors, to inform pest management decisions.
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