Quantitative on-farm evaluation of integrated pest management

Integrated pest management (IPM) has to be implemented in all EU member states from 2014 in order to reduce the use of pesticides. A key component in IPM is preventive methods against pests. Therefore, crop rotation and tillage play an important role in a new Danish IPM scoring system, which has been invented to evaluate the degree of IPM implementation at the farm level. This project examines the relationship between implemented IPM and incidences of weed and disease in farmers' fields. Weeds and diseases are monitored in a total of 80 winter wheat fields with and without the use of herbicides and fungicides and the economical implications of IPM and preventive methods are evaluated.