IPMWORKS – Protecting crops without pesticides

ProAgria Southern Finland

Along with the promotion of organic farming, integrated pest management (IPM) is one of the tools for low-pesticide-input pest management. The EU-funded H2020 IPMWORKS project will promote the adoption of IPM strategies.

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IPM is based on prevention and non-chemical control to enable reduced reliance on pesticides. This approach is tested by very few pioneer farmers throughout Europe; the majority of European farmers rely heavily on pesticides with major environmental and societal impacts.

The EU-funded IPMWORKS project will promote the adoption of IPM strategies. An EU-wide network of farmers who will progress further in IPM practices will help showing other farmers the benefits of holistic IPM. They will demonstrate low reliance on pesticides with better pest control, reduced costs and enhanced profitability. The project will also organize training and produce training material.

IPMWORKS consists of 33 partners in Europe and is coordinated by a French research organization L’insitut national de rechcerche pour l’agriculture, l’alimentation et l’environnement. Check out the whole consortium and partners on the EU website.

Read more on project activiteis on project's web site.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 101000339.