Future Pesticide Research
Future research can be divided into short- and long-term aims.
Short-term research will focus on the testing of new and non-hazardous natural and/or synthetic products, and better application methods with the aim of reducing chemical use.
From a long-term perspective, ensuring sustainable use of pesticides is key. Central to this is the development and adoption/implementation of Integrated Pest Management strategies and the continual improvement of these within sustainable management practices. By improving our understanding of the environmental and social impacts/risks of current pesticides and how to mitigate against these, we will ensure a sustainable approach to pesticide use.