Integrated Crop Management

Integrated Crop Management (ICM), of which Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a part, is fast becoming a required strategy for production in most crops, including those in the arable sector. The pressure to adopt ICM strategies has come from a number of directions, including consumers and food retailers, and IPM featured as a requirement for future product registration in the revision of the European Plant Protection Regulation.

Growers are also increasingly aware of the need to steward the environment and a sustainable approach to crop production is a key factor in their decision-making. Certis products fit well within many IPM systems, not only in protected crops but also in top fruit and vegetables where products such as Bt insecticides and Cyd-X, a virus product that controls Codling Moth in apples, can help growers achieve high quality standards and manage residue levels of conventional chemicals.




How is the marriage between biologicals and chemicals really going?

Jan Mostert and Sue Young comment on progress in partnering biorationals with conventional chemical...


Successful biorational control in outdoor crops

Jan Mostert considers progress in the successful use of biorationals outside the greenhouse


Developments in application technology for soil fumigation

Certis Europe is committed to the ongoing development of management solutions for soil health and...