integrated pest management

noun

Definition of 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)

First Known Use of integrated pest management

1976, in the meaning defined above

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“Integrated pest management.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/integrated%20pest%20management. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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