Facilitating Adoption of IPM through a Participatory Approach with Local Advisors and Industry – Training Component
This project aimed to increase the quality of vegetable crops and ensure sustainable vegetable production by
increasing uptake of integrated pest management (IPM) in the South Australian vegetable industry.
IPM is an approach that integrates all available methods of controlling pests, rather than just relying on pesticides.
IPM is widely recognised as offering many advantages over the conventional pesticide‐based approach, but it is
seen as being more complicated and growers need access to experienced IPM advisors in order to make the
change to IPM.