Plant Heath Care
Plant Health Care is a method of managing pest problems while reducing the dependency on pesticides. The focus is on maintaining the health of the plant first and thus reducing the potential for stress induced pest problems. Cultural practices, such as mulching, proper watering, raking infected leaves, and fertilization can help build a tree’s natural resistance to disease and insects. Integrated Pest Management (IPM), a program emphasizing targeted pest control over indiscriminate pesticide spraying, is used to supplement plant health care practices when necessary.