Key IPM Program Benefits
To Agricultural Producers:
- Reduction in producer's economic risk
by the promotion of low-cost and carefully
targeted pest management practices.
- Proactive avoidance of future pest management
crisis; through research directed at potential
short-, medium-, and long-term challenges.
- Reduction of health risk to agricultural
workers by fostering best management practice
To the Environment:
- Reduction of environmental risk associated
with pest management by encouraging the
adoption of more ecologically benign control
- Protection of at-risk ecosystems and
nontarget species through reduced impact
of pest management activities.
- Promotion of sustainable biobased pest
To Pest Management Professionals & Organizations:
- Augmentation of private research development
efforts to develop lower-risk pest control
tactics and expand the use of existing
low-risk tactics to specialty markets.
- Promotion of innovative practices that
improve pest management effectiveness,
which can increase customer satisfaction
and reduce the risk of customer complaints.
- Creation of a demand for new, innovative,
and marketable products and services.
To the General Public:
- Reduction of risk to the public by promoting
responsible pest management in public spaces
including schools, recreational facilities,
- Promotion of lower-risk residential and
community pest control through educational
programs tailored to homeowners.
- Assurance of safe, reliable, low-cost
pest control through improved pest management.
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