Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2017
A conceptual framework for integrated pest managementStenberg, Johan A.
AbstractThe concept of integrated pest management (IPM) has been accepted and incorporated in public policies and regulations in the European Union and elsewhere, but a holistic science of IPM has not yet been developed. Hence, current IPM programs may often be considerably less efficient than the sum of separately applied individual crop protection actions. Thus, there is a clear need to formulate general principles for synergistically combining traditional and novel IPM actions to improve efforts to optimize plant protection solutions. This paper addresses this need by presenting a conceptual framework for a modern science of IPM. The framework may assist attempts to realize the full potential of IPM and reduce risks of deficiencies in the implementation of new policies and regulations.
KeywordsIntegrated Pest Management (IPM); plant protection; synergies; regulations; policies
Published inTrends in Plant Science
2017, volume: 22, number: 9, pages: 759-769
Stenberg, Johan A. (Stenberg, Johan A)
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Plant Protection Biology
SLU Network Plant Protection
UKÄ Subject classification
Genetics and Breeding
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