Pest Management app pilot needs your feedback

The IPM (Integrated Pest Management) Coalition is developing the “Pesticides & Alternatives” – APP with the objective to support pest control with less negative environmental and human impact.

The APP is targeted for technical decision-makers of farms, fields and forests. It provides:

  • Access to toxicity information from government authorities or academic institutions
  • The restriction status for eight standard systems of more than 700 pesticide active ingredients in English, Portuguese and Spanish.
  • All registered pesticides for a crop and pest species for Mexico and India, as well as per crop variety for Brazil, Colombia and South Africa.
  • Non-chemical pest control alternatives from CABI for 2700 pest species.

APP users in these five countries can select non-chemical alternatives or less toxic pesticides registered for pest control. In the future, the APP intends to cover more countries and more languages.

Please submit your answers before September 18th, 2018.

Try the app here:

Access the survey here:

At this stage of APP development, the APP will only be available if your cellphone or tablet will be connected to the internet. The final version of the “Pesticides & Alternatives” – APP will be available for offline use at GooglePlay and iOS stores in early 2019.

How to use this APP

Please, open the following link in your internet program of your cellphone or tablet.

After you have selected your language and country, you can explore the following functions:

*When you click on “Restrictions by standards” you can choose between the following seven standard systems: BCI, Bonsucro, Fairtrade, FSC, 4C, RSB, SAN and UTZ.

  • When clicking on one of these systems, a list of restricted pesticides will display.
  • When you click on one of these pesticides, their human and environmental toxicity will display. Additionally, it will demonstrate if the substance is restricted by any of the eight standard systems.
  • If you are looking for a specific active ingredient, you can search for it in the top screen menu.

*Pesticides highlighted with a red triangle are categorized as Highly Hazardous Pesticides according to FAO/WHO.

*When you click on “Non-chemical control”, 2700 pest species names will show up.

  • When you click on one of these pest species, its non-chemical control alternatives according to CABI will appear.
  • If you are looking for a specific pest species, you can search for it in the top screen menu. You can use the common name in this search function also.
  • If you are looking for a crop variety, you can search for it in the top screen menu. You can use the common name for the crop in this function also.
  • For Mexico and India, for each crop, a specific list of pest species will appear.
  • For the crop or pest species, a list of registered pesticides will appear. If non-chemical control information is available, the respective button will show up in green.
  • For each pesticide, again human and environmental toxicity and standard system restrictions will be displayed.

*When you click on “Restrictions by standards” you can choose between country functions for Brazil, Colombia, India, Mexico and South Africa:

When clicking on one of these, a list of crop varieties will show up.

*In the Info – Menu you will find more information about this APP, Glossary, Integrated Pest Management and Information Sources.

Find more information about the IPM Coalition click here