ipm

  1. TFF

    The smart pest monitoring tool with ‘eyes’ and a ‘brain’

    Researchers have trained a tool to recognise a beetle pest of crops, even at night. This article explores the development a smart solution to a problem as old as agriculture itself. Find out more about the smart pest tool What’s the problem? The project, led by Joe Roberts at Harper Adams...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. TFF

    ‘Super-spuds’ to the rescue as typical tubers feel the heat 2022-07-27

    Scientists are developing a ‘super-spud’ to better withstand harsher environmental conditions. © nednapa, Shutterstock From origins in the cool altitudes of the Andes, the potato is not well suited to the extreme temperatures or flooding brought on by climate change. Plant scientists are...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. TFF

    New Sustainable Farming Incentive for Integrated Pest Management 2022-07-15

    Register your interest in guiding development of new IPM standard, tools and guidance ADAS, SRUC and the NFU are looking for farmers and growers to help guide the development of a new Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) Standard for Integrated Pest Management (IPM). This new Defra-funded...
  17. Chris F

    Tender to operate NRoSO?

    Given I am in the media I would have thought this would have landed on my desk, but first I heard of it was on Facebook. Have looked and can;t see any mention on here. There is a tender out to run - announced on 4th July and bids have to be in 1st August. Given all the complaints on here -...
  18. TFF

    Phone App Gives Farmers Crop Protection Advice

    WHAT’S THE ISSUE? Traditional crop protection strategies currently save millions of tonnes of UK farm-grown food from going to waste. However, they rely heavily on chemical treatments which can be costly and damage the environment. Many pest species are now developing resistance to chemical...
  19. TFF

    Trials, Tribulations and Successes of Integrated Pest Management – BCPC 7th Annual Review 2022-07-11

    15 Jun 2022 In February this year, the BCPC Pests and Beneficials group met for its 7th annual meeting, this time focusing on Integrated Pest Management (IPM). The meeting’s objective was to better understand how to deliver practical IPM solutions to farmers. The message coming from this...
  20. Derrick Hughes

    10% Forestry in Wales

    Or no SFP Did I dream this or was it on the Welsh News ? @Clive , please delete if I did
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