Dr. Nair Hamed Soulaimen

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Integrated Pests Management

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Learning Objectives:

  • Create understanding and increase awareness of IPM
  • Importance of IPM to Producers
  • Importance of IPM to the environment
  • Importance of IPM to human health and safety
  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies
  • Advantages and limitations to IPM

Definition of Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

Why IPM?

  • Pesticide resistance
  • Secondary pest outbreaks
  • Environmental concerns

Definition of Pest?

What does IPM do?

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Tactics

Utilizes all suitable pest management tactics

Should Pesticides be used in an IPM program?

What makes a pesticide compatible with an IPM program?

  • Sanitary Control
  • Cultural Control
  • Physical Control
  • Natural Control
  •  Biological Control
  • Predators
  • Parasites
  • Pathogens
  • Host Plant Resistance
  • Electronic methods
  • Regulatory control

Economic Injury Level (EIL)?

Economic Threshold (ETL)?

Economic Threshold Example: European corn borer on Corn

Leafhopper Threshold for Alfalfa

The economic Threshold Concept doesn’t work for all pests and pests types

 Disadvantages of an IPM Program


  • Requires a higher degree of management
  • More labor-intensive
  • Success can be weather dependent
  • How many types of pests are there?
  • What are the cultural methods of pest control?

  • What are the four main groups of pests?

  • What are the major pests?

  • Conclusion





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