Impact of integrated pest management on the profitability of field crop farms

Luc Belzile

Description

This project was aimed at evaluating the impact of integrated pest management (IPM) on the profitability of field crop farms. The appropriate quantitative methods was used to analyze data from Québec’s agricultural advisory groups (Groupes conseils agricoles). Project findings were used to measure how much IPM contributes to the profitability of farms producing field crops.

Objective(s)

  • Measure the contribution of IPM to the profitability of field crop farms
  • Analyze the cost structure, especially for pesticides, labor, and professional services
  • Help producers better identify measures that encourage the use of IPM in field crops

From 2016 to 2018

Project duration

Field crops

Activity areas

Pest, weed, and disease control

Service

This project proved that, in many cases, crop yields improve with the adoption of integrated pest management strategies.

Partners

Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec | Groupes-conseils agricoles du Québec

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