# 72: Integrated Pest Management Strategies for Farmers
The eleven scripts published in the September 2004 package cover different aspects of pest control: everything from deciding when an insect becomes a pest, to possible solutions to weed and insect pests in certain crops, and the potential dangers of applying chemical pesticides. The messages woven throughout the scripts are similar: learn about pests; use that knowledge to decide what control methods to use; use many different methods at the same time; and reduce dependence on chemical pesticides.
- Is an Insect Always a Pest?
- Understanding Plant Diseases
- Radio Spots: Can you Control Pests Without Pesticides?
- Reduce Pests Naturally with Biological Pest Control
- Remove Striga Weeds Carefully from your Field
- Crop Rotation and Intercropping Reduce Damage from Striga Weed
- Protect Stored Grain from Beetle Damage
- Managing the Banana Weevil
- Controlling the Diamondback Moth: A Serious Pest of the Brassica Vegetable Family
- The “Push-Pull” Approach to Controlling Stem Borers in Maize
- Pesticide Accumulation: A Chain of Poison