Published Jan 22, 2020

Organic Pest Control in Vegetable Crops

By Practical Farmers of Iowa


Managing pests on an organic vegetable farm is challenging due to the diversity of crops and compliance limitations. As the operator at New Morning Farm in south-central Pennsylvania, Jennifer Glenister oversees 25 acres of organic vegetable production, manages marketing and nurtures a team of 10 apprentice vegetable growers. In this farminar, Jennifer share her experience with a variety of cultural practices, bio-controls and organic spray options for pest control on crops from arugula to zucchini.

  • Jennifer Glenister is the farm operator at New Morning Farm, a 47-year-old diversified, organic vegetable farm in Hustontown, Pennsylvania. She relies on a range of cultural and biophysical treatment options to manage pests.