Efficient crop protection is necessary to combat the damaging effects of pests, diseases and weeds. Current crop protection methods rely on the use of pesticides and resistant crop varieties. However, these methods have many limitations. For example, they may be ineffective and wasteful. Further, chemical methods may not be as selective as desired. Unless we find ways to minimize these deficiencies, reliance on chemical methods will continue.
Efficient crop protection is necessary for maintaining a reliable food supply. However, many people are worried about the environmental and human health effects of pesticides. To address these concerns, the CIPM is working to develop new methods of pest control that are eco-efficient. These new approaches involve the use of analytics, big data, simulation modeling, and informatics.
The most effective method of crop protection relies on the integration of tools, strategies, and products to manage pests and diseases. Integrated crop protection can help farmers minimize the spread of diseases and pests while increasing yields. Furthermore, if used correctly, it can also help farmers monitor climate change and notice dangerous weeds before they damage the crops.
Today’s crop protection technologies include both biological control and treated seeds. The latter approach is the best for the environment since it does not involve using toxic chemicals. However, it can be costly to develop new products. This is why many farmers are switching to organic farming.