IOBC-WPRS IP & IPM

IP (Integrated Production) is a concept of sustainable agriculture based on the use of natural resources and regulating mechanisms to replace potentially polluting inputs. The agronomic preventive measures and biological/physical/chemical methods are carefully selected and balanced taking into account the protection of health of both farmers and consumers and of the environment. Emphasis is placed on a holistic systems approach involving the entire farm as the basic unit, on the central role of agro-ecosystems, on balanced nutrient cycles, and on the welfare of all species in animal husbandry.
IPM (Integrated Pest Management) is the part of IP focusing on pest and disease management.


Field margin management can promote beneficial insects - arable cropping systems
In arable cropping systems, field margin management can promote beneficial insects.

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