IPM requires a shift in focus to managing pests proactively and effectively, rather than just eliminating them.
IPM is a system of managing pests which is designed to be sustainable and involves using the best combination of cultural, biological and chemical measures for particular circumstances, including plant biotechnology as appropriate. This provides the most cost-effective, environmentally sound and socially acceptable method of managing diseases, insects, weeds and other pests in agriculture. The plant science industry has endorsed IPM practices for many years and has publicly declared its commitment to promoting IPM. IPM is a flexible approach which makes the best use of all available technologies to manage pest problems effectively and safely.
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