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Master of Science Degree Project, Department of Entomology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2022.


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Greenhouses are technological advancements that have existed since the first century. Human life and the field of agriculture have greatly improved with their invention. However, greenhouses come with their own set of challenges. One of the biggest issues with greenhouse systems is the presence of large pest populations. This is due to the ample food and water supply along with the relative stability of greenhouses. Pests in greenhouses are usually dealt with through the application of chemical pesticides. However, integrated pest management (IPM) is gaining traction for use in greenhouse systems. This overview will cover the history of greenhouses and IPM, the pests in greenhouses/why IPM is needed, and how IPM programs are implemented in greenhouses. The benefits and challenges of IPM in greenhouses, technological advancements, and fixing issues will also be discussed.

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