Analyzing the cost-effectiveness of adopting integrated pest control management for field and horticulture crops.

Luc Belzile, researcher

Luc Belzile

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Description

This project is the continuation of a pilot project conducted by MAPAQ from 2017 to 2019 to reduce the risks associated with pesticide use. It aims to equip field crop farmers, horticulturists, and their consultants with an economic analysis of the feasibility of adopting integrated pest management (IPM) to lower the risks associated with these practices to the environment and human health. To attain this goal, the project will unfold in four main stages, all under the supervision of a committee made up of MAPAQ representatives and agri-environment consultants who supported the companies that participated in the pilot project.

The first stage will be to gather information on the pest control practices and strategies examined in the pilot project. Next, the IRDA research team will conduct a cost-effectiveness analysis to identify the most promising practices and strategies. In the third stage, we will conduct an overall transferability analysis to assess the potential for adopting IPM, which includes risks to the environment and human health as well as economic risk factors. In the fourth and final stage, recommendations will be made concerning the feasibility of an expanded global approach to IPM for field and horticulture crops, with the goal of reducing risks to the environment and human health.

 

 

Objective(s)

  • Provide field crop farmers, horticulturists, and their consultants with an economic analysis of the feasibility of adopting integrated pest management, with a view to reducing risks to the environment and to human health.

From 2019 to 2021

Project duration

Field crops

Activity areas

Pest, weed, and disease control

Service

This study will validate the cost-effectiveness of certain farming practices.

Partners

Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation | Several agri-environmental advisory clubs

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