Integrated pest management (IPM)
Moving crop protection towards a more sustainable future.
Integrated pest management (IPM) is a coordinated and planned strategy for the prevention, detection and control of pests, weeds, and diseases.
The continuing loss of plant protection products and rising levels of resistance means that the conventional crop protection toolbox is shrinking. At the same time, many policy drivers emphasise a need for reduced reliance on pesticides.
We aim to establish IPM practice as the ‘new normal’, and to that end, we are adopting a prevent, detect, control mantra. This IPM hub will be providing new information on pest management strategies, hosting state of the art monitoring tools and access to the latest research and resources.
Cereals and Oilseeds focus
Fatal attraction: the wheat chemicals aphids can’t resist
An AHDB PhD is unleashing the aphid-tricking power of natural wheat chemicals.
How drill date affects septoria disease resistance ratings in winter wheat
Robert Saville, AHDB Crop Protection Scientist (disease), looks at the main foliar disease in wheat and the latest research results.
Other news and features
Management strategies for Anthonomus spilotus in pear
How to prevent and control this new weevil pest
Other news and features
3 ways to manage the PCN population within a potato crop rotation
With the ever changing landscape in relation to chemical controls for PCN and PCN free land becoming more and more scarce; varietal choice is becoming more important as part of the decision making matrix
Insecticide resistance in aphids and virus management in potatoes
Sue Cowgill looks at what the latest results mean for potato growers.
UK crop production systems are diverse. However, numerous cross-sector challenges cut through this breadth. From managing the environment (soils, air and water) to common pest, disease and weed targets, it is important that the industry works closely together to tackle production challenges.
From the knowledge library
Your IPM contacts
Our technical team have years of experience in managing research, sharing outcomes and helping to drive best practice for you and your business. If you would like to know more or to get in touch about our IPM programme, please contact one of our team members.
Listen to the latest technical advice from our experts, who discuss a variety of IPM topics and how you could improve crop management.
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