What is Integrated Pest Management?
Plant protection determines the effectiveness of other inputs in crops production. Exclusive reliance on chemical pesticide resulted in problems such as pesticide resistance resurgence (IPM) stragies. The IPM should be under stood as an ideal combination of Agnominal, biological, chemical, physical and other method of plant protection against entire complex of pests, disease and weeds, in specified farming ecosystem with the object of bringing down the population of harmful organism to economically insufficient levels with minimum interference on the activity of natural beneficial organism, Bio- agents are an integral part of IPM. The IPM has been developed for cotton boll warm, sugarcane bores, grape vine mealy bug, and coffee berry borer. Wilt of soil seeds, pulses, banana, and pepper. Rhizome rots of Ginger, turmeric and damping off in vegetable. Predators like Cryllolaeums, parasitoid like Tricograma, insect pathogens like Bacillus thuringiensis and nuclear polyhydrosis virus (NPV) are used for IPM.