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Making sense of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in the light of evolution

Karlsson Green, Kristina and Stenberg, Johan A. and Lankinen, Åsa (2020). Making sense of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in the light of evolution. Evolutionary applications. 13 , 1791-1805
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Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a holistic approach to combat pests (including herbivores, pathogens, and weeds) using a combination of preventive and curative actions, and only applying synthetic pesticides when there is an urgent need. Just as the recent recognition that an evolutionary perspective is useful in medicine to understand and predict interactions between hosts, diseases, and medical treatments, we argue that it is crucial to integrate an evolutionary framework in IPM to develop efficient and reliable crop protection strategies that do not lead to resistance development in herbivores, pathogens, and weeds. Such a framework would not only delay resistance evolution in pests, but also optimize each element of the management and increase the synergies between them. Here, we outline key areas within IPM that would especially benefit from a thorough evolutionary understanding. In addition, we discuss the difficulties and advantages of enhancing communication among research communities rooted in different biological disciplines and between researchers and society. Furthermore, we present suggestions that could advance implementation of evolutionary principles in IPM and thus contribute to the development of sustainable agriculture that is resilient to current and emerging pests.

Authors/Creators:Karlsson Green, Kristina and Stenberg, Johan A. and Lankinen, Åsa
Title:Making sense of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in the light of evolution
Series Name/Journal:Evolutionary applications
Year of publishing :2020
Page range:1791-1805
Number of Pages:15
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 106 Biological Sciences (Medical to be 3 and Agricultural to be 4) > Evolutionary Biology
Keywords:biological control, crop wild relatives, economic injury level, evolutionary application, evolutionary integrated pest management, pesticide resistance, plant resistance, plant tolerance
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Web of Science (WoS)000560873600001
ID Code:17542
Faculty:LTV - Fakulteten för landskapsarkitektur, trädgårds- och växtproduktionsvetenskap
Department:(LTJ, LTV) > Department of Plant Protection Biology
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Deposited On:05 Oct 2020 06:28
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