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.
- Integrated Production Principles of IOBC
Integrated Production – is a concept of sustainable agriculture developed in 1976 which has gained international recognition and application.
- Crop specific Integrated Production Guidelines
IOBC has published crop specific IP-guidelines for a large number of crops: pome fruits, stone fruits, arable crops, grapes, soft fruits (berries), olives, citrus and field grown vegetables.
- IOBC IP Tool Box
The IOBC IP toolbox contains a number of tools that enables and supports the implementation of IP into practice.
- Endorsement Procedure of IOBC
Regional organizations practicing sustainable agricultural production systems, certifying products of their members and seeking international recognition of the quality of their work can apply for IOBC endorsement.
- Documents for download
- IOBC IP Commission
In arable cropping systems, field margin management can promote beneficial insects.