Organic insect pest management is based on cultural practices that keep insect pest populations below threshold levels, reduce the attractiveness of a crop to pests and keep the crop as tolerant of pest problems as possible. These cultural practices include crop rotation, variety selection, good agronomic practices, sanitation, and tillage.
The links below provide information on managing insect pests in three main organic grain crops in North Carolina: field corn, wheat (small grains), and soybeans. Further information on insect pests, including pictures, can be found in the field corn and small grains production guides and on the NCSU soybean website.
Insect Pest Management in Field Corn
Insect Pest Management in Wheat
Insect Pest Management in Soybeans