Pest and Disease Management


Organic pest management is a component of Organic Farm Management, has been developed as a farming system to meet the requirements of long term sustainability. Success of pest management in organic farming requires three basic areas which includes; prevention, monitoring and timely intervention with need based use of botanical and microbial pesticides (bio-pesticides) as the chemicals are not at all permissible in organic farming system. It is based on cordial principles of Natural Pest Management with respect to environment, in ways which suits local site, climatic and economic conditions and safeguards farm’s natural assets in long term. It includes practices that avoid waste, enhance energy efficiency and minimize pollution.