Chemical plant protection was the standard for many years. But these days, chemical products are increasingly unpopular, which is why Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is gaining ground. And we're not surprised. After all, IPM helps keep diseases and pests under control, with minimal impact on people and the environment.
IPM combines the use of natural enemies with minimal use of chemicals. Biological if possible, chemical if necessary. It is a flexible system that can always be adapted to new circumstances. We provide a summary of the major reasons for the switch from chemicals to integrated pest management.
- Many chemical products are not good for nature and the environment and are therefore far from sustainable.
- For this reason, many products have been dropped in recent years and the development of new chemicals is slowing to a crawl. The result? A shrinking range of chemical control options!
- The effect of chemical plant protection is decreasing, with more and more diseases and pests becoming resistant to these products.
- Large retail customers accept less and less residue on products. Their requirements often go beyond the legal regulations. This started with fruit and vegetables, but cut flowers and potted plants are also subject to ever tougher demands.
- You will remain a valued supplier to customers if you are able to grow a healthy crop without being heavily dependent on chemicals.
- IPM is safer for employees.
In short, IPM keeps everyone happy and is an answer to the challenges of the future!