A wide range of supporting information is available on topics relevant to making good IPM management decisions. Prevention (keeping crops healthy and free from pests) and monitoring (crops, pests, natural enemies and climatic conditions) can have a large impact on the success or otherwise of management options.
There is rarely a one-size-fits-all option for pest management, and careful consideration and integration of available tools is essential to maximise production, profits and sustainability.
- Beneficials, what they eat, their behaviour and how to find them
- Impact of common insecticides on beneficial insects
- Parasites or parasitoids
- Parasitised aphids
- Host plant availability
- Host plant resistance/susceptibility
- Reflective surfaces
- Petroleum or mineral oils