NoCo Pest Alert

Assefa Gebre-Amlak
Colorado State University Extension
Fort Collins, CO 80523-4040
Phone: (970) 491-2666
E-mail: Assefa.Gebre-Amlak@Colostate.Edu

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What’s pest?

Pest can be defined as any organism that interferes with production and utilization of crops and livestock used for food and fiber that diminishes the value of these resources.

The term pest applies to all noxious and damaging organisms, including insects, mites, nematodes, plant pathogens, weeds and vertebrates (Economic Research Service, USA).


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