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Challenges of IPM Methodology in Pear Production

Nuria Rius

ADV Lleida

Pear cultivation increasingly requires producers to utilise more technology and have a better understanding of available tools. The entry into force of the new rules on sustainable use of pesticides in Spain (RD 1311/2012), which highlights the imminent implementation of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and its enforcement, has raised questions and challenges. Technical advisors have therefore become crucial in the implementation process.

It is not always easy to follow the general principles of IPM, which ends up being a significant challenge in the control of certain pests, diseases and grassy weeds.

The lack of alternatives to address a problem often makes it very difficult to achieve an ideal solution. However, from the technical perspective, when all those involved work together, it is possible to achieve more or less effective solutions to all day-to-day issues.

Therefore, in view of the changes we must now manage, using all available control methods (cultural, biological, biotechnological, and chemical) will lead to more sustainable agriculture.

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PRODECA guarantees that you may, at any time, exercise your right to access, rectify, cancel or oppose by writing to the aforesaid postal address, using the reference "PROTECCIÓN DE DATOS - SMARTFRUIT", or to the email address smartfruitcongress@smartfruitcongress.cat.

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PRODECA also declares that it reserves the right to delete from its website any content that it considers violates current and applicable legislation.

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