IPM NET is an open IPM Network, enabling benchmarking of critical IPM metrics and facilitating sharing of knowledge.
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.
IPM NET will enable members to collect, interpret, and share knowledge and information from farms to better understand the effectiveness of IPM approaches and the impact on yield, quality, and profitability.
The network is open to any interested individual or organisation – commercial, academic or other, from the UK, Europe or beyond to advance knowledge and implementation of IPM. The network will be overseen by a steering committee of national experts and supported by industry bodies in collaboration with complementary projects and initiatives.
🌟 Join IPM NET Today!
We are currently looking for around 30 arable farms to be involved in an IPM Pilot Network 2024.
Eligible members are farmers and/or advisors of farms with the following characteristics:
Based in the UK (or a country with similar farming conditions)
Willing and able to provide data for arable rotation
Willing to share and discuss you IPM strategy and associated data
Farm field(s) of wheat, barley, beans, oil seed rape and/or potatoes to be harvested in 2024