Integrated pest management

In integrated pest management, the user of plant protection products integrates different pest control methods. In practice, it means integrating the use of plant protection products with other control methods in a carefully considered manner according to need. It means finding the control method best suited for each situation, considering the cultivated plant and the overall situation.  The objective is to reduce the risks related to the use of plant protection products.

Those using plant protection products in their profession must observe the principles of integrated pest management. The same collaboratively considered principles are applied everywhere in the EU area.


The principles of integrated pest management in a nutshell