All the results from “IPM design and assessment methodology” activity

Friday, October 2, 2015

The general objective of this activity was to provide a common methodological framework and adapted tools and to help design and assess IPM solutions in regard to their agronomic, environmental and socio-economic performances. These methods was implemented for application cases of “Cropping systems” activities.

The following specific objectives are derived:

1)    To provide a support for harmonisation within the overall project and to help share common tools and methods (Task 1);

This task notably delivered:

2)    To adapt DEXiPM, a pivotal multi-criteria assessment tool for ex-ante and ex-post assessment of IPM solutions, to the farming systems studied in PURE (Task 2);

This task delivered

-  With Extension to include a range of environmental and ecological indicators

-  And Linkage to models to help generate best IPM solutions

3)    To explore the capacities of novel model-related tools and approaches to address problems of IPM design in the timeframe of PURE and in the near future (Task 3);

This task notably delivered:

4)    To develop and adapt methods to perform cost-benefit analyses in the timeframe of the project (Task 4).

This task delivered:

A booklet was provided in 2013 to provide first results from the WP.

During the 2013 conference, held in Riva del Garda, a session was devoted to DSS and models.

A session on “Assessment and design of IPM tools” held in Poznan during the final conference.

A presentation made an overview of methods to design and assess IPM-based cropping systems (JN Aubertot – INRA)

For more information on “IPM assessment and methodology” activity click here


The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/ 2007-2013) under the grant agreement n°265865- PURE