INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT (IPM), BEST APPROACH TO CONTROL THE AGRICULTURALLY HARMFUL PEST POPULATION
Saugat Pandey, Sambed kumar Chaube
Green revolution has no doubt led to increased global food supplies, but at the same time it has introduced several ecological, environmental, and socio-economic problems. After green revolution, using of dwarf and semi dwarf high yielding varieties of crops, increased used of Agrochemicals and irrigation happened which resulted in increased intensity of several pest. To control these pests, we opted synthetic chemicals as best method, but it created a lot of health issues and killed beneficial insects too. Residual impact of chemical has shown hazardous impact. Now it’s time to change by opting IPM practice i.e. Integrated Pest Management. IPM is not a new philosophy, the concept has been around 1920’s when cotton pest management was developed.
socio-economic, synthetic chemicals, philosophy, pest management