What is integrated pest management?

    | April 21, 2008

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    This week’s news story from Ivory Coast dealt with the serious health problems caused by unsafe pesticide use. Some farmers respond to this health risk by using only organic methods of pest management. Yet the careful use of chemical pesticides remains a part of countless successful farming operations.

    This script talks about integrated pest management (IPM). IPM is an approach whereby farmers use all available methods to control pests and make efforts to reduce, though not necessarily eliminate, their use of chemical pesticides.

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