Measuring the unmeasurable? A Method to quantify adoption of integrated pest management practices in temperate arable farming systems

Henry E. Creissen, Philip Jones, Richard Tranter, Robbie Girling, Stephen Jess, Fiona Burnett, Micheal Gaffney, Fiona Thorne, Steven Kildea

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Abstract

Managing pests, whether insects, weeds or diseases is a key component of arable cropping in temperate climates and the integration of the key means of control is fundamental to achieving this. Using a survey of arable farmers across Ireland and the UK, in combination with a metric to determine levels of integrated pest management (IPM) practised, differences between the countries in levels and familiarity with IPM were identified. Levels of familiarity, relationships between the farmer and advisor, area of land farmed and country of origin were identified as key drivers in the levels of IPM practised.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings Crop Production in Northern Britain 2020
Pages11-12
Number of pages2
Publication statusPrint publication - 25 Feb 2020
EventCrop Production in Northern Britain - Dundee, United Kingdom
Duration: 25 Feb 202026 Feb 2020

Conference

ConferenceCrop Production in Northern Britain
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityDundee
Period25/02/2026/02/20

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    Creissen, H. E., Jones, P., Tranter, R., Girling, R., Jess, S., Burnett, F., Gaffney, M., Thorne, F., & Kildea, S. (2020). Measuring the unmeasurable? A Method to quantify adoption of integrated pest management practices in temperate arable farming systems. In Proceedings Crop Production in Northern Britain 2020 (pp. 11-12)