Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Most pests have natural enemies that control or suppress them effectively in the right conditions. It has been a valuable tactic in crop management around the world for many years, discouraging the development of disease, pest insects and weeds, in a way that minimizes risks to humans and the environment.
IPM considers all available pest control techniques and other measures that discourage the development of pest populations. This includes chemical methods, monitoring, quarantine measures, cultural methods, bait and trapping and biological controls.