🌱 We are kicking off IPM NET - a knowledge sharing network to improve the effectiveness of IPM 🌱
The demand for sustainable crop protection practices is on the rise, driven by growing concerns about the environmental, human health, and non-target species risks associated with high pesticide use. IPM is a holistic and environmentally sustainable approach to managing pests, diseases, and weeds in agriculture, horticulture, and other pest-prone areas by using a range of interacting techniques and a reduced reliance on chemical pesticides.
🌾 But - understanding the impact of IPM on farm yield, profitability, and sustainability remains elusive.
🚀 Introducing IPM NET!
IPM NET is an open network committed to improving decision-making for farmers and informing policy development to promote IPM strategies. The first stage of this project, funded by Defra, aims to establish methods of benchmarking critical IPM metrics and approaches to facilitate sharing of knowledge.
Thank you to all the stakeholders who have already provided insight into the design of the network and key considerations to make to reflect the need to collect, manage and report relevant data associated with IPM, and facilitate knowledge exchange between network members.
🌟 Join IPM NET Today!
There is still time to contribute to the development of IPM NET. We invite individuals and organisations, from the UK, Europe, or beyond, to join us in advancing IPM knowledge and implementation.
Register your interest in joining as an IPM NET member, sponsor or steering group member.
Contact us at [email protected] for more information.