Integrated crop protection

Integrated Crop Protection is an interdisciplinary approach using different control strategies for practical crop management, covering high and low input agricultural systems worldwide. Integgrated Crop Protection covers all practical aspects of pest, disease and weed control, including the following topics: abiotic damage, agronomic control methods, assessment of pest and disease damage, molecular methods for the detection and assessment of pests and diseases, biological control, and chemical pesticides. Over recent decades the focus on crop production has moved from yields to quality and safety, then more recently sustainability. This results in new challenges for farmers and growers each season. The Faculties approach to IPM is aiming to combine all aspects of crop inputs and management to achieve the needs of the producer and consumer.