The manual provides standards for practice and a specification writing guideline to implement IPM programs. IPM provides a sustainable approach to managing pests by combining biological, cultural, physical and chemical tools in a way that minimizes health, environmental and economic risks.

The standard incorporates a specification-writing guide that includes:

  • How to address IPM management strategy
  • Target pests or diseases
  • Timing of monitoring
  • A threshold for treatment
  • Evaluation and reporting
  • IPM practices, tools & equipment and definition of terms Includes an IPM specification
  • Writing flowchart and a flowchart for establishing and evaluating an IPM program as a commercial service.