Acta Scientific Agriculture (ASAG)(ISSN: 2581-365X)

Review Article Volume 8 Issue 2

An Overview of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) of Vegetable Crops

P Bhumita*, RK Padamini, Ch Chanbisana and Punabati Heisnam

Central Agricultural University, India

*Corresponding Author: P Bhumita, Department of Entomology, College of Agriculture, Central Agricultural University, India.

Received: January 04, 2024; Published: January 22, 2024


India has achieved self-sufficiency and a good degree of stability in food production. Which created an urgent need for providing health security to our population by supplying nutrition through a balanced diet. Vegetables form the most important component of a balanced diet. Some constraints in production of vegetable crops are the non-availability of quality seeds, the high cost of production due to excessive use of pesticides to control pests and diseases, and many others. Among all, insect pest and disease infestation are the major constraints. The losses of crops caused by insect pests are quite high and assessment of the correct percentage of yield loss is a difficult task. There are different major pests damaging the crops and leading to a decline in the production with an estimate of 25-45% losses. Synthetic pesticides are the sole panacea to manage the pest by farmers even today. Indiscriminate use of pesticides has led to serious problems such as the destruction of natural enemy fauna, effect on non-target organisms, pesticides residues in vegetables and resistance of pests to pesticides. IPM (integrated pest management) can minimize these negative externalities by adopting non-hazardous, environment friendly, economic and viable control methods to get good and healthy produce.

Keywords: Integrated Pest Management; Vegetable; Key Pest


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Citation: P Bhumita. “An Overview of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) of Vegetable Crops". Acta Scientific Agriculture 8.2 (2024): 66-71.


Copyright: © 2024 P Bhumita. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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