Environmental Land Management - Integrated Pest Management Test and Trial

Project Details

Description

The purpose of this test is to • Assess the mechanisms required to enable farmers and growers (the participants) to incorporate IPM (including all these and other potential measures) effectively into a LMP, which then enables recording of IPM public goods delivery. Assessing the mechanisms will also provide a better understanding of drivers and barriers to unlocking behaviour change that would deliver more IPM public goods. • Assess the advice and guidance farmers and growers require to plan, deliver and record the IPM public goods in a LMP. • Provide insight into the possible basis for payment mechanisms by developing robust ways to measure IPM public good delivery. In addition, a better understanding of drivers of behaviour change would provide insight into how payment incentives could increase delivery of IPM public goods.

The test will include both qualitative and quantitative assessments to understand the relevant mechanisms for LMPs in depth and to assess patterns in the data. Delivery at an individual level will provide the granularity to fully understand barriers and particularly the social/behavioural factors that need to be addressed to bring about change. Then to meet the 25 YEP plan commitments and overarching LMP delivery we need to understand which relevant practices could be delivered at scale. Participants will be selected to ensure they reflect different sectors of farming, different regions and critically, different IPM experience.
Short titleIPM T&T
AcronymIPM T&T
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/12/2031/10/21

Keywords

  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Land Management Plans
  • Farmer adoption of best practice