integrated pest management


: management of agricultural and horticultural pests that minimizes the use of chemicals and emphasizes natural and low-toxicity methods (such as the use of crop rotation and beneficial predatory insects)

Examples of integrated pest management in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mulvihill begins with a focus on organic pest management, a careful mix of organic gardening, integrated pest management and attracting pollinators and birds to the vegetable garden. Sally Peterson, oregonlive, 13 Aug. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1976, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of integrated pest management was in 1976

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“Integrated pest management.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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