Definitions for "Integrated pest management"
Integrated pest management (IPM) is an ecosystem-based strategy that focuses on long-term prevention of pests or their damage through a combination of techniques such as biological control, habitat manipulation, modification of cultural practices, and use of resistant varieties. Pesticides are used only after monitoring indicates they are needed according to established guidelines, and treatments are made with the goal of removing only the target organism.
an ecological approach to pest management that uses techniques to avoid economic damage to crops and reduce risks to the environment.
in an attempt to live longer, eat healthier, and protect our environment integrated pest management mixes biological and chemical sources with the grower's practices to control plant pests and diseases in the most environmentally sound way.