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INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT (IPM) – OECD

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French Equivalent: Latte intégrée contre les ravageurs – OCDE

Definition:
Integrated pest management (IPM) is an approach to the management and control of agricultural pests which relies on site- and condition-specific information to manage pest populations below a level that causes economic injury and that minimises risks to humans and the natural environment.

Although any among a wide range of pest control agents may be used (including chemical sprays), IPM generally stresses the use of alternatives, such as crop rotations, mechanical cultivation, and biological agents, where such methods are deemed to be effective.

Source Publication:
Agricultural Policies in OECD Countries: Monitoring and Evaluation 2000: Glossary of Agricultural Policy Terms, OECD.

Cross References:
Integrated pest management (IPM) – UN

Version Indicator: OECD

Statistical Theme: Agriculture and fisheries statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Thursday, March 06, 2003