Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Resources
Helpful IPM resources from various sources
AIC / VI Schematic for Arable farms
This handy schematic highlights some areas of Integrated Pest Management that can be useful to consider as part of an integrated-approach to sustainable arable farming. Click on the image below to open a PDF version.
AIC / VI Schematic for Horticultural farms
This handy schematic highlights some areas of Integrated Pest Management that can be useful to consider as part of an integrated-approach to sustainable horticultural production. Click on the image below to open a PDF version.
To see more about AIC and the role of their Plant Protection and Agronomy Sector and their commitment to Integrated Pest Management, see the following video:
For other IPM resources, please see below.
Connecting farmers and stakeholders to advance implementation of Integrated Pest Management
Demand for sustainable crop protection practices, that are practical and effective, is increasing due to concerns about the risks that high reliance on pesticides pose to the environment, human health and non-target species. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approaches are effective in managing multiple pests. Techniques include better selection and management of crop varieties exhibiting resistance to pests and targeted use of chemical pesticides.
A key challenge lies in understanding the impact of IPM approaches on farm yield and profitability. At present these impacts are difficult to quantify. This makes it difficult to develop effective policies relating to the use of IPM and give farmers confidence to use IPM methods.
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Here's a link to an exciting project. The IPM Decisions project has created an online platform, allowing farmers and advisers to easily monitor insect pests, weeds and diseases across Europe. The project receives funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. The main UK partner was ADAS, but there was collaboration with AHDB, Fera, Rothamsted Research and the UK Health and Safety Executive. It's free to use, so why not give it a go.
IPMWORKS Networks will gather networks which are dedicated to farm demonstration and peer-to-peer knowledge exchange and which have recently been established, either at the EU level or at national or local levels, focusing on IPM or on other aspects of farming. For IPM, the identified national networks are the French DEPHY network, the IPM Farm Demo network in Germany, LEAF in the UK, GROEN in the Netherlands, and the recently launched PESTIRED farm-based project in Switzerland.
Besides the already established national networks 21 new hubs will be launched in 14 European countries. These new hubs are divided into 5 sectors and each hub will have 10-15 demo farmers within it. Apart from organising demonstration activities and from contributing to dissemination and communication, they will organise knowledge sharing among farmers and promote co-innovation activities to help farmers design their own IPM strategies.
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