low till gardening and insect pests
I'm interested in experimenting with low-till gardening; it sounds like a good way to save labor, improve soil structure and maybe encourage beneficials. But I wonder if that is apt to exacerbate my problems with insect pests. Has anyone who was having insect problems gone low-till/no-till?
I am having trouble with flea and cucumber beetles (severe) and Japanese beetles, tomato hornworms and cabbage worms (moderate). I know these insects overwinter in the soil.
Some garden books recommend removing all plant material from the soil and disturbing it thoroughly. My regular disturbances haven't gotten rid of the pests yet. I would appreciate any advice.