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About Online Quiz Competition
This is a National Level Online Quiz Competition on ” Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Agriculture” organized by the Department of Agriculture, Mandsaur University, Mandsaur (M.P.). In this quiz competition, you will get 20 Mcqs (Multiple choice questions), each question contains 5 marks. You need to attempt all assessment questions, all questions are compulsory. And every participant will get a free e-certificate if they score 50% and above.
What is IPM?
IPM stands for Integrated Pest Management(IPM) is a cost-effective and ecologically friendly pest-control strategy that employs a variety of common-sense techniques. IPM programmes make use of up-to-date, comprehensive data on pest life cycles and interactions with the environment. This information is combined with various pest treatment technologies to manage pest damage in the most cost-effective way feasible while posing the least amount of risk to people, property, and the environment.
Both agricultural and non-agricultural environments, such as the home, garden, and office, can benefit from the IPM strategy. IPM makes use of all available pest management techniques, including, but not limited to, the use of insecticides sparingly. Organic food production, on the other hand, employs many of the same principles as IPM but restricts the use of pesticides to those derived from natural sources rather than synthetic chemicals.
How do IPM programs work?
IPM is a set of pest management evaluations, judgments, and controls rather than a single pest control strategy. Growers that are mindful of the risk of pest infestation use a four-tiered approach while conducting IPM. The four steps are as follows:
Set Action Thresholds
IPM establishes an action threshold before initiating any pest management action, a point at which pest populations or environmental conditions indicate that pest control intervention is required. The presence of a single pest does not always imply the necessity for control. The point at which pests become a financial danger must be considered when making future pest control decisions.
Monitor and Identify Pests
Insects, weeds, and other living organisms do not all need to be controlled. Many creatures are harmless, and some can have a beneficial effect. IPM programmes seek to keep an eye out for pests and precisely identify them so that appropriate control decisions can be made based on action thresholds. This monitoring and identification eliminates the potential of pesticides being used when they are not required or the incorrect pesticide being used.
IPM systems operate as a first line of defence against pests by managing the crop, lawn, or interior area to keep pests from becoming a problem. In the case of an agricultural crop, this could imply employing cultural techniques such as crop rotation, pest-resistant cultivars, and pest-free rootstock planting. These techniques of control can be extremely effective and cost-effective, with little to no risk to humans or the environment.
IPM programmes evaluate the best treatment strategy for both effectiveness and risk after monitoring, identification, and action thresholds indicate that pest management is necessary and preventative methods are no longer effective or available. Highly focused pesticides, such as pheromones that interrupt insect breeding, or mechanical control, such as traps or weeding, are chosen initially as effective, less risky pest management. Additional pest management approaches, such as targeted pesticide spraying, would be used if further monitoring, identification, and action thresholds show that less risky remedies are not functioning. Spraying non-specific insecticides on a large scale is the last resort.
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