Integrated crop protection as a system approach

J.J. de Haan, F.G. Wijnands, W. Sukkel

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    Abstract

    New farming systems in vegetable production are required as demands for high quality products that do not pollute the environment are rising, and production risks are large and incomes low. The methodology of prototyping new systems is described, especially the themes, parameters and target values connected to integrated crop protection. The role of integrated crop protection in prototyping new systems is discussed. The results of twenty years working with this prototyping methodology are presented with a focus on results related to crop protection. As well, results of experimental farms as results of commercial farms are presented. The results indicate that by application of the methodology, large steps forward can be made in making farming systems more sustainable and ambitious environmental targets can be reached. The total system approach is an indispensable step in the development of an individual crop protection technique to implementation of this technique in practice. Therefore, more cooperation is needed between specialists on certain crop protection aspects and the generalist system researchers. In this way the developement of more sustainable crop protection in special and more sustainable farming systems in general can be really succesful.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationWorking Group "Integrated Protection in Field Vegetable Crops": proceedings of the meeting at Deinze, Belgium, 12-16 October, 2003
    EditorsS. Vidal
    Place of PublicationDeinze (B)
    PublisherIOBC
    Pages61-72
    Volume28
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    EventWorking Group "Integrated Protection in Field Vegetable Crops", Deinze, Belgium -
    Duration: 12 Oct 200316 Oct 2003

    Conference

    ConferenceWorking Group "Integrated Protection in Field Vegetable Crops", Deinze, Belgium
    Period12/10/0316/10/03

    Keywords

    • plant diseases
    • pests
    • plant protection
    • integrated control
    • indicators
    • systems
    • organic farming
    • system innovation

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    de Haan, J. J., Wijnands, F. G., & Sukkel, W. (2005). Integrated crop protection as a system approach. In S. Vidal (Ed.), Working Group "Integrated Protection in Field Vegetable Crops": proceedings of the meeting at Deinze, Belgium, 12-16 October, 2003 (Vol. 28, pp. 61-72). IOBC. https://edepot.wur.nl/116053