Mr. Rushikesh Rajendra Khandagale on “Integrated Pest Management (IPM) ecosystem-based strategy”

Mr. Rushikesh Rajendra Khandagale is the Scientific Officer at Auxilife Scientific Services in Pune, Maharashtra. 

Mr. Rushikesh Rajendra Khandagale  says “IPM is an ecosystem-based strategy that focuses on the long-term prevention of pests or their damage through a combination of techniques such as biological control, habitat manipulation, modification of cultural practices and the use of resistant varieties. Pesticides are used only after monitoring indicates they are needed according to established guidelines, and treatments are made with the goal of removing only the target organism. Pest control materials are selected and applied in a manner that minimizes risks to human health, beneficial and nontarget organisms and the environment.”