Phillippa Dodds

Phillippa Dodds
Head of Agronomy
Angus Growers


Horticulture, Agriculture | Final Report and Policy Document

Understanding crop producers’ perceptions around crop health decision making and the impact of that on key metrics such as pesticide usage

July 2024

Increased uptake of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) measures on Scottish farms will be key in improving resilience against pests, weeds, and diseases, and maintaining or improving crop yields and farm profitability, whilst reducing environmental impact and reliance on pesticides. The aim of this project therefore was to improve the flow of IPM knowledge and its uptake and identify the drivers and barriers to further adoption of IPM practices for different decision makers and for different farm types.