947: Alternative Pest Management
This paper is taken from “Overcoming Market and Technical Obstacles to Alternative Pest Management in Arable Systems”, Rural Economy and Land Use Programme (RELU) Project and Practice Note 10
Year of Publication2009
Complementary alternatives achieved by encouraging the natural enemies of crop pests and crop plants’ natural defences are needed to reduce the use of the pesticides. Integrated Pest Management which uses combinations of technologies are the most effective approach. Supporting research, simplifying registration of new products, re-designing agri-environment schemes to encourage overwintering sites for predators and to bring back crop management plans which encourage IPM together with the involvement of the Voluntary Initiative and BASIS training and eventually a pesticide tax could all have a role to play.
This item is categorised as follows
- Subject Collection > Climate, ecology & environment > Managing land for environmental benefit
- Subject Collection > Climate, ecology & environment > Wildlife & biodiversity
- Subject Collection > Arable & industrial crops > Pest & disease control
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