Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

Definition - What does Integrated Pest Management (IPM) mean?

Integrated Pest Management, also referred to as IPM, is a strategy that is based upon the ecosystem, focusing on the long-term prevention of pests or the damage they create with a combination of techniques including; habitat manipulation, use of resistant varieties of plants, biological control or modification of cultural practices.

WineFrog explains Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

In regards to vineyards, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), has become increasingly popular. Before acting upon a certain pest, many possible outcomes and/or consequences are considered. IPM considers a mix of methods to produce a result which is positive and long-lasting and the least damaging. The ideal Integrated Pest Management Plan would be one which is sustainable and without much costly follow-up management.

Methods of control of IPM take into consideration the following:

  • Chemical
  • Biological
  • Cultural
  • Physical
  • Genetic
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