1 December 1999
‘ICM better than organic production’
INTEGRATED crop management (ICM) should be the preferred pragmatic method of farming over organic production, argues a contributor to The Guardian.
Leanda de Lisle points out that the National Trust, the UKs biggest landowner, has instructed its 700 tenants to adopt the method.
This takes the natural system of crop rotation and many other traditional farming practices and integrates them with the latest technology.
ICMs main problem, according to Ms de Lisle, is that organic production is perceived as the better alternative to intensive production.
She argues that an education campaign about the benefits of ICM needs to take place.