Guidelines for successful Integrated Pest Management
Integrated Pest Management is an approach to pest management designed to manage pests and diseases with as little damage as possible to people, the environment and beneficial organisms.
Strategies that prevent pests and diseases are the cornerstone of IPM. The IPM grower uses all possible crop protection techniques including monitoring, crop sanitation, cultural and mechanical control, and the introduction of beneficial insects and mites. Corrective chemical control measures are used as a last resort.
- Supervised control
- Cultural control
- Crop sanitation
- Mechanical control
- Biological control
- Chemical control
If you have any questions after reading this brochure, or if you would like advice about the implementation of IPM for your company, please feel free to contact us. Guidelines in this document mainly cover aspects within the growing conditions. Besides these, there are other important guidelines that need attention when growing (food) crops. When handled properly, they will improve the grower's status as a supplier to his clients. Worthwile mentioning in this respect are the GLOBALGAP guidelines.