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Managing insect pests in field crops

Integrated pest management (IPM) is an approach that uses a combination of biological, cultural and chemical control methods to reduce insect pest populations. A key aim of IPM is to reduce reliance on insecticides as the sole and primary means of pest control. IPM can improve growers' profitability while reducing environmental damage and limiting the risk of on-farm pesticide exposure.

Insect pest management information provided here is relevant to grain and cotton production in the northern grains region of Queensland and northern New South Wales.