Overview of the current status on integrated pest management (IPM) in the European union for developing countries: Part II: Synthesis on integrated pest management (IPM) current status. Contribution to the project beyond supply chain management in food industry (SCM+)

Barros Mayer, M.L.; Ferreira Pinto, M.M.

Mededelingen van de Faculteit Landbouwwetenschappen - Rijksuniversiteit Gent 62(3B): 1089-1094


ISSN/ISBN: 0368-9697
Accession: 003222548

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An introduction on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) "lato sensu" and its definitions according to the International FAO Code of Conduct (1991) and the Agenda 21 of the UNCED (1992) is presented. Characterization of the various control methods assembled as follows: legislation measures; cultural methods; genetical control; biocontrol; physical and chemical control methods. Reference to preventive control: the use of pathogen-free propagating material; quarantines and inspections; phytosanitary certificates and specific new technologies. Computers and electronic communications applied to a new agriculture; modelling of epidemics; computer simulation; forecasting systems and farmer-warning systems are presented as tools for IPM.