Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a management system that helps farmers anticipate and prevent pest problems from reaching damaging levels by using a wide range of control tactics. IPM strategies use control measures only when necessary, which saves time, increases profits, conserves energy resources, and results in the judicious use of pesticides without adversely affecting the yield and quality of agricultural products. An IPM system leads to an economically sound and environmentally safe agriculture for New Jersey.
(from a fact sheet by Dr. Donald J. Prostak, Extension Specialist in Pest Management)
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