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Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a sustainable approach to pest control that focuses on preventing pest problems through a combination of techniques such as biological control, habitat manipulation, cultural practices, and the use of resistant crop varieties. IPM emphasizes the use of environmentally friendly methods to manage pests while minimizing risks to human health, beneficial organisms, and the environment. This approach involves monitoring pest populations, identifying pest species and their life cycles, assessing economic thresholds, and implementing appropriate control measures only when necessary. By integrating multiple pest management tactics and considering the ecological context, IPM aims to reduce reliance on chemical pesticides and promote long-term pest suppression while maintaining agricultural productivity and ecosystem health.