IPM for Tropical Asian Rice Farmers - a Blueprint for Industry Participation

  • William T. Vorley

Abstract

Responsible members of the agrochemical industry are becoming increasingly aware that their commitment to IPM must extend beyond the search for selective ‘IPM’ compounds, to the voluntary modification of marketing techniques and customer service for estab-lished products. Messages of support and highly publicised token gestures are not enough to bring companies into line with the demands of IPM-friendly marketing. Changes in product use recommendations on labels and other literature, changes in sales language, and support for IPM research and extension are concrete steps that each agrochemical company can take towards harmonisation with IPM principles.

The needs of the IPM end user, the farmer, are best met through collaboration between industry and national authorities, rather than enforcing ‘IPM’ with restrictive legislation.

Keywords

Integrate Pest Management Brown Planthopper Economic Threshold Agrochemical Industry Tropical Rice 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • William T. Vorley
    • 1
  1. 1.Agricultural Division CIBA-GEIGY Ltd.BaselSwitzerland

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