Social Ecological System Tools for Improving Crop Pest Management

Magarey, Roger D and Chappell, Thomas M and Trexler, Christina M and Pallipparambil, Godshen R,(2019), Social Ecological System Tools for Improving Crop Pest Management. , Journal of Integrated Pest Management, Oxford University Press

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Integrated pest management (IPM) is a valuable tool for reducing pesticide use and for pesticide resistance management. Despite the success of IPM over the last 50 yr, significant challenges remain to improving IPM delivery and adoption. We believe that insights can be obtained from the field of Social Ecological Systems (SES). We first describe the complexity of crop pest management and how various social actors influence grower decision making, including adoption of IPM. Second, we discuss how crop pest management fits the definition of an SES, including such factors as scale, dynamic complexities, critical resources, and important social–ecological interactions. Third, we describe heuristics and simulation models as tools to understand complex SES and develop new strategies. Finally, we conclude with a brief discussion of how social processes and SES techniques could improve crop pest management in the future, including the delivery of IPM, while reducing negative social and environmental impacts.
Keywords : pesticides, risk, IPM, sustainability, resilience, UNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Integrated Pest Management
Volume: 10
Number: 1
Item Type: Article
Subjects: Manajemen
Depositing User: Arief Eryka Zendy
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2019 07:57
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2019 07:57

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