Integrated pest management (IPM)
Moving crop protection towards a more sustainable future.
Integrated pest management (IPM) is a coordinated and planned strategy for the prevention, detection and control of pests, weeds, and diseases.
The continuing loss of plant protection products and rising levels of resistance means that the conventional crop protection toolbox is shrinking. At the same time, many policy drivers emphasise a need for reduced reliance on pesticides.
We aim to establish IPM practice as the ‘new normal’, and to that end, we are adopting a prevent, detect, control mantra. This IPM hub will be providing new information on pest management strategies, hosting state of the art monitoring tools and access to the latest research and resources.
Cereals and Oilseeds focus
Variety ‘watch list’ for wheat yellow rust released
A yellow rust watch list to help flag winter wheat varieties most likely to perform out of line with the disease ratings published in the AHDB Recommended Lists (RL).
Weighing up spring crop options for cereals and oilseeds (IPM blog)
Paul Gosling looks at how to make the best choice for your rotation.
Other news and features
10 top tips to get to grips with aphids
Wayne Brough shares the key messages from our webinar 'Why am I having difficulty controlling aphids in my crop?’
Predicting when gall mites will emerge from blackcurrant buds
Use our prediction tool to improve your control
With the ever changing landscape in relation to chemical controls for PCN and PCN free land becoming more and more scarce; varietal choice is becoming more important as part of the decision making matrix. Here we explore 3 ways to manage the PCN population in a potato crop rotation. Continue reading...
UK crop production systems are diverse. However, numerous cross-sector challenges cut through this breadth. From managing the environment (soils, air and water) to common pest, disease and weed targets, it is important that the industry works closely together to tackle production challenges.
From the knowledge library
Your IPM contacts
Our technical team have years of experience in managing research, sharing outcomes and helping to drive best practice for you and your business. If you would like to know more or to get in touch about our IPM programme, please contact one of our team members.
Listen to the latest technical advice from our experts, who discuss a variety of IPM topics and how you could improve crop management.
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