Integrated weed management is considered one of the most attractive options for crop protection. It entails a proper choice of compatible measures (cultural, mechanical, biological and chemical) so that the components complement each other in keeping the weed population at manageable levels. However, in order to be effective, integrated weed management should build on knowledge of weed biology and ecology which in turn requires the specific weed species to be known. The lack of awareness, timely information and knowledge of the weeds limits the actual implementation of integrated weed management at the farmers’ level. for details, click here
SP-IPM expects to respond to threats resulting from climate change by carrying out collaborative research and surveillance to evaluate the changes in cropping systems and production practices affected by it.
Preventing eco-disturbances due to agricultural intensification
SP-IPM focuses on developing human scientific capacity and broadening the understanding of the ecological relationships in agricultural production systems to improve soil, root and plant health in key regional or global cropping systems, especially for cereals and in tropical environments.
Training and capacity building to increase national research and innovation capacity
The proposed training course would be implemented in different regions of the world. SP-IPM scientists, researchers at advanced institutes, and representatives from the private sector will present the latest developments in IPM technologies across crops and ecoregions.
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