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

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Horticulture focus


Potatoes focus

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...

Control of aphids and virus transmission in potato crops Varietal resistance to control blight Aphid and virus: potatoes Potato Variety Comparison Tool

Cross-sector focus

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.

Learn how a unique collaboration will put IPM at the heart of Environmental Land Management (ELM) schemes Discover how a pan-European partnership aims to review on-farm IPM decision support tools (and put them all in one place) Find out how maximising the IPM benefit requires us all to talk the same language (prevent, detect, control)
Various colours of peach-potato aphid (c) Dewar Crop Protection Ltd

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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.

Don Pendergrast

Head of Crop Health and IPM

Cathryn Lambourne

Crop Protection Senior Scientist: Disease

Emily Pope

Senior Knowledge Transfer Manager (Cereals & Oilseeds)

Antonia Walker

Senior Knowledge Transfer Manager (Potatoes)

Sue Cowgill

Crop Protection Senior Scientist: Pests

Scott Raffle

Knowledge Exchange Manager - Horticulture (Fruit)

IPM Webinars

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Podcasts

Listen to the latest technical advice from our experts, who discuss a variety of IPM topics and how you could improve crop management. 

Browse our playlist for the topics that most relate to you.


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