IPM Plan

INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT PLAN

This plan has been developed by the Voluntary Initiative to help farmers meet the requirements of the Sustainable Use Directive.

The Sustainable Use Directive on Pesticides requires professional users of pesticides to consider the principles of IPM before using professional pesticides.

For farmers in Scotland there is a Scottish version which is available here

What is Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

IPM is the holistic use of all available plant protection methods and subsequent integration of appropriate measures to discourage the development of weed, pest and disease populations and keep the use of pesticide and other interventions to levels that are economically and ecologically justified and minimise risks to human health and the environment (based on the FAO and Sustainable Use Directive definition).

How is the plan set out?

The plan is comprised of seven sections covering current crop production and major pest, weed and disease management, current cultural practices, catchment issues and plant protection measures.

The plan should take between 30 minutes and one hour to complete.

How can I find out more about IPM?

  On each question this button gives advice on how to complete the question and advice on the IPM techniques covered by the question.

Some useful general reference sources

The following websites are provided for general reference. Individual sections contain more links to specific topics:

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