BE-20 :: Integrated pest management – Use of pesticides, herbicides, …

Integrated pest management, or IPM, is a process that can be used to solve pest problems while minimizing risks to people and the environment. IPM can be used to manage all kinds of pests in urban, agricultural, and wild land or natural areas.
Research questions:
Land management
How to grow crops – vegetables making use of integrated pest management and reducing the use of harmful pesticides, herbicides? Especially for specific less cultivated crops (some vegetables, fruits, …).
How to raise awareness and lower the use of herbicides, pesticides at the citizen, allotment and public services level?
Impacts of land management
How to link integrated pest management to the effects on the structure and function of the soil food web.