Integrated Pest Management Technologies(IPM)



IPM is an ecosystem-based strategy that focuses on long-term prevention of pests or their damage
through a combination of more than one technique in pest control 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.
IPM programs combine a holistic management approaches for greater effectiveness in crop
production and quality control of the following techniques: