Integrated Pest Management
The general principle of IPM is that the prevention and/or suppression of harmful organisms should be achieved or supported especially by alternatives to synthetic chemical pesticides. In the EU, the Directive on Sustainable Use of Pesticides (directive 2009/128/EC) clearly states that member states shall take all necessary measures to promote low pesticide-input pest management, giving wherever possible priority to non-chemical methods.
PAN Europe advocates for pesticide dependency reductions, encouraging policy changes towards ensuring that farmers apply integrated pest management based on solid agronomic practices to preventpest build-up and on the use of non-chemical alternatives, where needed. Farmers should apply pesticides only where absolutely needed and carefully select pesticides with the lowest harm.
IPM in Practice
work for farmers
the IPM triangle,
Using Green tools 1st
IPM Touring Exhibition
The purpose of the exhibition "Integrated pest management: working with nature" is to show what integrated pest management means, and how the EU Directive of Sustainable Use of Pesticides can be implemented and fully integrated into the EU Common Agricultural Policy.
The touring exhibiton has been shown at various venues across Europe, including European Institutions in Brussels and currently is hosted by the Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides (Ctgb) in the Netherlands. Contact us to host this exhibition.