Crop Protection through Integrated Pest Management (IPM): Requirements and Opportunities

SA-IF-ICM-IPM-CubeIPM: Integrated Farming Topic Sheet no 2 / 2014

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is the careful consideration of all available plant protection methods and subsequent integration of appropriate measures that discourage the development of populations of harmful organisms and keep the use of plant protection products and other forms of intervention to levels that are economically and ecologically justified and reduce or minimise risks to human health and the environment (Sustainable Use Directive, SUD, 2009). IPM is one important element of the holistic Integrated Farming approach… Read more