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.