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Integrated Pest Management Course


Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is defined as a pest management system that utilizes all suitable techniques in a total management system with the intent of preventing pests from reaching unacceptable levels or to reduce an existing population to an acceptable level.

IPM is based on taking preventive measures, monitoring the crop or site for the level of the pests, assessing the potential for pest damage, and choosing appropriate actions. Many different tactics may be available, including cultural practices, biological control agents, pesticides, pest-resistant varieties, mechanical methods and physical barriers. In IPM, these tactics may be combined into a plan that best suits the particular situation. It is a comprehensive approach dedicated to removing causes rather than just treating symptoms. This five day training course is intended to guide farmers on pest eradication using environmentally friendly means to yield improved farm results.


5 days


This course is intended for various actors in the Agriculture Extension (Agricultural extension officers, senior agricultural officials and policy makers) working with communities, in governments, funding agencies, Research organizations and non-government organizations among others for Agriculture support activities and other Development programmes.


Upon completion you will be able to:

  • Understand key concepts and elements involved in integrated pest management.
  • Develop education and extension programmes on integrated pest and crop management.
  • Understand essential components and the general ecological considerations in IPM.
  • Gain skills on organic agriculture practices as a method of pest control.
  • Gain insight on monitoring and evaluation skills in IPM.
  • Understand the impacts of IPM to agriculture.
  • Identify the benefits of IPM.


Introduction to Integrated Pest Management

  • Basic concepts and elements in IPM
  • Cost benefit analysis in IPM
  • General ecological considerations in IPM
  • Impacts of IPM practices to food security
  • Integrated pest management strategies and tactics

Components of Integrated Pest Management

  • Chemical control
  • Physical and Mechanical control methods
  • Biological control
  • Host-Plant resistance
  • Regulatory control

Management of Pest Resistance to Pesticides

  • Residues of pesticides
  • Resistance to pesticides
  • Hazards of agrochemicals
  • Monitoring and forecasting procedures for pests in IPM programs

Organic Agriculture

  • Introduction to organic agriculture
  • Recycling of farm residues & compost production
  • Plant nutrition in organic agriculture
  • Plant protection under organic agriculture condition
  • Complete example production of highly sustainable crop under organic agriculture
  • Effects of climate changes and its impact on environment and agriculture

Extension Services in Integrated Crop and Pest Management

  • Agriculture extension in IPM
  • Extension teaching methods to communicate IPM recommendations
  • Diffusion and adoption of IPM recommended practices


Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. Applicants must live up to Indepth Research Services (IRES) admission criteria.


The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate.


The training is residential and will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

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Mob: +254 715 077 817

Tel: 020 211 3814


This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of 4 participants. You can have it delivered in our training centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817, +254 (020) 211 3814 or mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B.  13th May 2019

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Payment for the all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable, and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.

1.     Participants may cancel attendance 14 days or more prior to the training commencement date.

2.     No refunds will be made 14 days or less to the training commencement date. However, participants who are unable to attend may opt to attend a similar training at a later date, or send a substitute participant provided the participation criteria have been met.

Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

Event Properties

Event Duration 5 Days
Event Date 20-05-2019
Event End Date 24-05-2019
Cut off date 13-05-2019
Individual Price(Kenyan) KES 75,000
Individual Price (International) EUR 1,012
Individual Price(International in Dollars) USD 1,000
Location Nairobi, Kenya
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