IOBC-WPRS IP & IPM: IOBC IP Tool Box and Pesticide Side Effect Database
The IOBC IP toolbox contains a number of tools that enables and supports the implementation of IP into practice. At the moment there are 4 tools available
- The Green and Yellow List of Plant Protection Measures
- IOBC Database on Selectivity of Pesticides
- SESAME: IOBC Inspection Protocol and Software
- Ideabook on Ecological Infrastructures
With the updating of the basic conceptual documents in 2004, a modern concept of the traditional "Green List of Pesticides" is presented. The new format of the Green List is now applied by IOBC endorsed organisations and considers the logical sequence of indirect plant protection measures (= prevention), monitoring and highly selective direct plant protection measures (= control).
The database on selectivity of pesticides has has been prepared jointly by the IOBC-WPRS Working Group on "Pesticides and Beneficial Organisms" and the Commission to assist organizations and growers in the choice of pesticides.
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The database is restricted to IOBC-WPRS members
This tool has been developed in 2005 by the Commission in close collaboration with three IOBC-endorsed organisations in order to apply the IP standards 2004 at the organisation's farm inspection level. It consists basically of a simplified checklist for the self-audit of the farmer (ca. 50 check points), of a more detailed data base for the inspection body, and a visual display ("radar") of the farm performance in major control areas, i.e. agronomic/environmental aspects, food safety aspects, social and ethical aspects, and management aspects. Whereas concept and general contents of the inspection tool is published here, the software is tailor-made for and exclusively available to IOBC endorsed growers' organisations.
- Explanations (30.11.2005)
- Sesame index of inspection protocol (30.11.2005)
- Sesame inspection protocol (30.11.2005)
- Sesame: example for data collection (30.11.2005)
- Overview origin of requirements in the sesame database (30.11.2005)
- Example of sesame radar (2004)
Ideabook on Ecological Infrastructures and Functional Biodiversity at the Farm Level. This tool produced by IOBC for farmers, farm advisers and students has found wide interest (see Preview of 27 selected pages). It is available at the publishing house LBL (email@example.com).
In its first bilingual English-German version, it compiles many facts scattered in the literature or unpublished. Thanks to the financial support of sponsors this book of 230 pages and printed in colour can be sold for EURO 18.00 for individual copies, and discounts of 10%, 15% or 25% are given for purchases of 10, 25 or 50 copies, respectively, as long as the Boller, E.F., Häni, F. & Poehling, H.-M. 2004. Ecological Infrastructures: Ideabook on Functional Biodiversity at the Farm Level, Temperate Zones of Europe. English-German, ISBN 3-906776-07-7. Publishing House www.agridea-lindau.ch, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Ideabook on Ecological Infrastructures (2004), preview
Supervised pest control includes monitoring pests with pheromone traps (© Agroscope).