PESTICIDE APPLICATION IN ENCLOSED SPACES
This publication focuses on guidelines for pesticide application, selecting the proper pesticide equipment, and most importantly, keeping everyone safe in an enclosed space production facility.
What is Enclosed Space Production?
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), enclosed space production is defined as production of any agricultural plant indoors or in a structure or space that is covered, in whole or in part, by any nonporous covering that is large enough to permit a person to enter (CFR Title 40, Part 170.305). Enclosed space production occurs in many different types of facilities including greenhouses, mushroom houses, high tunnels, railcars, shipping containers, and warehouses.
INTEGRATED HIVE MANAGEMENT FOR COLORADO BEEKEEPERS
Strategies for Identifying and Mitigating Pests and Diseases Affecting Colorado's Honey Bees
What is Integrated Hive Management and what are its benefits?
An integrated Hive Management program controls pests and disease by using a combination of strategies designed to be safe, effective, and economical. IHM intervention strategies draw from the following: cultural, mechanical, biological, and/or chemical controls. Using IHM helps beekeepers to move from a series of often disconnected acts, to an organized system of pest management that is always in search of new ways to support healthy colonies.