integrated pest management

  1. TFF

    Precision fungicide application becomes reality with SprayBot project

    Devising a method for the precision application of fungicides and biopesticides is being investigated in a newly commissioned project funded by an Innovate UK Smart Grant. SprayBot, a three-year feasibility study, will be delivered by CHAP in collaboration with Newcastle University, Small Robot...
  2. TFF

    Seven Reasons to Invest in Ecological Farming

    GlobalAgInvesting Ecological farming is a structure of interconnected agricultural operating principles. It works to minimize inputs, build soil health, recycle nutrients, support greater diversity within crops, animals and the environment, and reduce the environmental impact of farming while...
  3. TFF

    An overview of Soft Fruit IPM

    This resource is designed as an educational tool for anyone with an interest in integrated pest management (IPM) of pests in horticultural crops. IPM involves using a combination of methods to control pests and disease and reducing the use of crop protection chemicals. The presentation provides...
  4. TFF

    Improving insect monitoring through pheromone innovation

    Improving the way insect pests are monitored through the use of natural pheromone solutions is being investigated by one of CHAP’s newest members – International Pheromone Systems (IPS). IPS specialise in pheromone dispensers and traps, a critical element of successful integrated pest...
  5. TFF

    UK researchers using photonics to cut pesticide use for crop protection

    Sensor being developed at Aston and Harper-Adams universities optically analyzes plant VOC emissions. Plant health threat: potato aphids. Each year, plant diseases cost the global economy over $220 billion. Scientists at two universities in the UK are starting a new project to develop a...
  6. TFF

    Integrated pest management

    Integrated pest management The over-use of pesticides can cause chemical resistance in weeds, pests and diseases, leading to yet greater use of pesticides as higher strengths are needed, which can lead to the eventual long-term loss of an active ingredient through regulations. What Integrated...
  7. TFF

    What Is Integrated Pest Management (IPM)?

    Integrated pest management, or IPM, is a process you can use to solve pest problems while minimizing risks to people and the environment. IPM can be used to manage all kinds of pests anywhere–in urban, agricultural, and wildland or natural areas. Definition of IPM IPM is an ecosystem-based...
  8. TFF

    How insect wildlife helps sustain agriculture 2022-08-04

    Insects are often overlooked when it comes to wildlife. But, beyond mammals large and small, birds and fish, insects are the dominant type of wild animals on Earth. Insects are 75% of all animal species currently named and described by science. During the Devonian Period, 400 million years...
  9. TFF

    Universities collaborate on project using light to monitor crops for pests and disease 2022-08-03

    Experts at two Midlands universities are starting a new project to develop a photonic ‘nose’ to monitor crops for pest infestations and plant disease. Harper Adams University is collaborating with Aston University to research and develop technology using light to monitor crop health...
  10. Agriland RSS

    Potatoes in Practice event to return in August

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Potatoes in Practice, the UK’s largest field event for potatoes, is set to return to Balruddery Farm in Angus on Thursday, August 11, with a focus on new research and current challenges. Supported by The James Hutton Institute, Agrii UK, SRUC and...
  11. TFF

    Experts to develop photonic 'nose' to monitor crops for pest infestations 2022-07-29

    Agri-science experts are starting a new project to develop a photonic ‘nose’ to monitor crops for pest infestations and plant disease. Aston University is collaborating with land-based college Harper Adams University to develop technology using light to monitor crop health. According to the...
  12. TFF

    How to monitor for key pests and beneficials

    RESOURCE EXPLAINED: With the reduction in availability of key inputs, the need for integrated pest management (IPM) has become even more important. But, do you know which and how many pollinators and beneficials you are encouraging on your farm? This webinar, chaired by AHDB's Richard Meredith...
  13. TFF

    How to tackle pests following the principles of agroecology 2022-07-21

    For over a year, our Soil Association Farmer Ambassadors have been helping us to showcase the benefits of agroecology, sharing the amazing work they’re doing on their land to protect the climate and our natural landscapes. Agroecology is sustainable farming that works with nature, and it’s...
  14. Brid @ ADAS

    Help guide development of new SFI standard for pest management

    Hi everyone, ADAS are working with the NFU and SRUC to guide the development of a new Sustainable Farming Incentive Standard for Integrated Pest Management (IPM). This Defra-funded project will help farmers, growers and advisers to combine cultural, biological, physical and chemical tools to...
  15. TFF

    Riding the Slime Wave: Gathering Global Data on Slug Control

    Slugs are one of the top agricultural and horticultural pests in the UK. Current methods for control rely on molluscicide pellets containing either metaldehyde or Iron (Ferric) phosphate. In December 2018, Defra made the decision to ban the outdoor use of metaldehyde due to its impact on birds...
  16. TFF

    LEAF Marque farmers tackling climate change crisis 2022-07-18

    Leading global sustainable farming organisation, LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) has today (29 April 2022) released its tenth annual Global Impacts Report, showing the role LEAF Marque certified businesses are playing in delivering more sustainable, climate positive global farming and...
  17. TFF

    Research reveals biopesticide mixing potential

    Combining biopesticides in a single spray could help growers target multiple pests more effectively. This article explores the findings of recent laboratory screens and a research review that aimed to advance understanding of the technique. Biological control Biopesticides or bioprotectants are...
  18. CPM RSS

    BASF launches rural rodent control training programme and CPD portal

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine BASF has launched a new digital portal, offering UK farmers an interactive rodent control training programme. The Real Results Virtual Farm CPD portal, which has been developed in partnership with experienced industry instructor, Oliver Madge...
  19. Agriland RSS

    Opinion: Is new light being shed on 6-row, hybrid barleys?

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Syngenta wants cereal growers to invest in the company’s hybrid barley varieties? There’s nothing new in that. However, I feel that the company’s justification of hybrids on the back of the recent ADAS research needs further clarification. From what...
  20. TFF

    Automatic monitoring of nocturnal crop pest activity: developing a prototype tool for vine weevil

    Summary Vine weevil is an economically important pest of soft fruit and ornamental crops globally. Historically, management of this pest relied on broad-spectrum synthetic insecticides More recently, control has shifted toward integrated pest management (IPM) compatible methods, such as the use...
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