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Do you know the Three Es of IPM?

Do you know the Three Es of IPM?

Do you know the Three Es of IPM? Do you know the Three Es of IPM? IPM is the Three Es Effectiveness (how well does the method work?) Economics (how much does the management cost?) Environment (including non-target organisms) All pest management systems are a balance of these three. Both the effectiveness of operations and the environmental considerations should be more important than the economics of any operation. However, as in any business activity, keeping costs down is always an important factor. Assessment The basis of IPM is the correct assessment of existing pest pressures and forecasting future pest problems in a given situation. Assessment is based upon a suitable pest survey, correct identification of pest species, practical knowledge of pest biology and behavior, and both the effectiveness and risks associated with all the available control methods. To carry out an assessment, there must be an understanding of the relationship between hazard and risk. Hazard is the potential to cause harm. Harm can be a skin rash, a cough, or in extreme cases, death. Risk is the likelihood that the hazard will actually cause harm. Assessment Assess the scope of the...
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