Increasing biodiversity on the farm
Real IPM works towards reintroducing biodiversity that may have been lost due to continued use of chemicals. We deliver IPM programmes that encourage survival and build up of beneficial organisms on the farm.
- Cultural techniques to increase the range of biological control agents in the soil and the
canopy of crop plants.
- The choice of plants used in push-pull strategies and host plants, which build up natural
enemies in unsprayed conservation areas.
- Compost and vermicompost production for soil and crop health.