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Identifying the drivers and constraints to adoption of IPM amongst arable farmers in UK and Ireland.

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dc.contributor.author Creissen, Henry E.
dc.contributor.author Jones, Philip J.
dc.contributor.author Tranter, Richard B.
dc.contributor.author Girling, Robbie D.
dc.contributor.author Jess, Stephen
dc.contributor.author Burnett, Fiona J.
dc.contributor.author Gaffney, Michael
dc.contributor.author Thorne, Fiona S.
dc.contributor.author Kildea, Steven
dc.date.accessioned 2021-10-05T15:07:34Z
dc.date.available 2021-10-05T15:07:34Z
dc.date.issued 2021-05-02
dc.identifier http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12518/357
dc.identifier.citation Creissen, H. E., Jones, P. J., Tranter, R. B., Girling, R. D., Jess, S., Burnett, F. J., Gaffney, M., Thorne, F. S. and Kildea, S. (2021) ‘Identifying the drivers and constraints to adoption of IPM among arable farmers in the UK and Ireland’, Pest Management Science, 77(9), pp. 4148–4158. doi: 10.1002/ps.6452. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1526-498X
dc.identifier.issn 1526-4998
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.1002/ps.6452
dc.description Publication history: Accepted - 2 May 2021; Published online - 15 May 2021. en_US
dc.description.abstract BACKGROUND Arable crops in temperate climatic regions such as the UK and Ireland are subject to a multitude of pests (weeds, diseases and vertebrate/invertebrate pests) that can negatively impact productivity if not properly managed. Integrated pest management (IPM) is widely promoted as a sustainable approach to pest management, yet there are few recent studies assessing adoption levels and factors influencing this in arable cropping systems in the UK and Ireland. This study used an extensive farmer survey to address both these issues. RESULTS Adoption levels of various IPM practices varied across the sample depending on a range of factors relating to both farm and farmer characteristics. Positive relationships were observed between IPM adoption and farmed area, and familiarity with IPM. Choice of pest control information sources was also found to be influential on farmer familiarity with IPM, with those who were proactive in seeking information from impartial sources being more engaged and reporting higher levels of adoption. CONCLUSION Policies that encourage farmers to greater levels of engagement with their pest management issues and more proactive information seeking, such as through advisory professionals, more experienced peers through crop walks, open days and discussion groups should be strongly encouraged. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship We acknowledge the financial and logistical support of the: Scottish Government Strategic Research Programme; Rural Business Research (England); Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Ireland) (RSF 14/S/879); and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (Northern Ireland) in enabling the study reported here. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Wiley en_US
dc.rights © 2021 The Authors. Pest Management Science published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of Society of Chemical Industry.This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in anymedium, provided the original work is properly cited en_US
dc.subject integrated pest management en_US
dc.subject IPM metric en_US
dc.subject sustainable agriculture en_US
dc.subject arable farming en_US
dc.subject farmer survey en_US
dc.title Identifying the drivers and constraints to adoption of IPM amongst arable farmers in UK and Ireland. en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dcterms.dateAccepted 2021-05-02
dcterms.dateSubmitted 2020-09-24


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