Integrated Pest Management

Integrated pest management (IPM) is a sustainable approach to managing pests by combining biological, cultural, physical and chemical tools in a way that minimises economic, health and environmental risks. IPM emphasises the growth of a healthy crop with the least possible disruption to agricultural ecosystems and encourages natural pest control mechanisms.

Integrated Pest Management Guidance

The Voluntary Initiative Integrated Pest Management Plan (IPMP) can be completed by any farm or nursery enterprise using professional pesticides to produce crops, ornamentals, fodder or feed.

DAERA has developed an Integrated Pest Management Guide to assist farmers with understanding the requirements of IPM.  The link below takes you to the  guide which includes an ‘Application of IPM at user level’ record sheet.

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