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Integrated pest management and the small farmers in Malaysia


Hussein, Mohd Yusof Integrated pest management and the small farmers in Malaysia. In: Proceedings of The International Conference on Environmental Hazards of Agrochemicals in Developing Countries, 8 - 12 Nov. 1983, Alexandra, Egypt. (pp. 1023-1039).


The era of integrated pest management (IPM) is here to stay in the developing countries throughout the world. Most IPM programmes in developing countries like Malaysia currently underway focus attention on pesticide management and the integration of other pest control measures, particularly the traditional methods. Given the conditions that existed and persisted in Malaysia, the current position of IPM can be considered as favourable. Currently, more attention is being given to educating the public, particularly the small farmers, training of pest managers and research on selective use of pesticides. Research conducted in plots and small fields on selective use of pesticides has produced encouraging results. For example, research conducted by the Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) showed that growing of cabbages in the highlands using IPM strategies gave similar returns, if not better. The University of Agriculture has also conducted research on integrated control

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Universiti Pertanian Malaysia
Notes: Volume 2
Keywords: Pest management; Integrated pest management (IPM)
Depositing User: Azhar Abdul Rahman
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2017 10:20
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2017 10:20
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/51114
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