Ministry of Agriculture

Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

Integrated pest management (IPM) is a decision making process that utilizes all available techniques in an organized program to suppress pest populations in effective, economical, and environmentally safe ways.

Techniques used in IPM programs range from preventative and cultural measures to the use of biological, physical, behavioral and chemical controls. One or several measures may be coordinated into a management program for a target pest, or for the entire pest complex of insects, mites, diseases and weeds affecting a particular crop.

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