Integrated Pest Management
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a technique of pest management that uses several complementary strategies. For example, IPM could use biological control, habitat management and selective use of conventional pesticides to keep populations of a pest species at an acceptable level.
Integrated Pest Management results in reduced use of conventional pesticides and is considered an ecological approach to pest control.
Lacewing larva feeding on whitefly. Lacewings are often used in biological control programmes. Photograph by Jack Dykinga, USDA
Other names for (or types of) Integrated Pest Management include:
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