Category: Knowledge
Date published: August 18, 2021

The Benefits of Integrated Pest Management

Koppert Brazilie

More and more growers are opting for a natural approach to pests and diseases, and we're not surprised they are. After all, Integrated Pest Management (IPM) offers many advantages over chemical plant protection for you as a grower, for your employees, and for the sales chain. There’s a whole array of benefits!

Benefits for you as a grower:

  • IPM is a widespread method that has proved itself time and again. It has proved to be an effective way of tackling pests and diseases in an environmentally friendly way.
  • There is no risk of resistance development.
  • The risk of exceeding government and retail residue standards is low. This is beneficial to the relationship with your retail customer, as you remain a valued supplier.

Benefits for employees:

  • Every employee is able to apply natural enemies in the crop.
  • After application, employees can go back to work in the crop straight away: there is no re-entry time, as with chemicals.
  • The working environment is safer.
  • Unlike chemicals, there is no danger of products penetrating the skin.

Benefits for the sales chain:

  • The products used are harmless to water, air, and soil. The environmentally friendly cultivation method is an important promotional tool and sales argument.
  • IPM contributes to a better image of foodstuffs and ornamental plants, in turn benefiting the overall image of the retail sector.