Integrated Weed Management (IWM) uses all available weed control strategies in the best possible way to manage weed populations.
Mechanical methods and
Chemical methods of weed control.
All these practices are components of an IWM system and none of these control measures on their own can be expected to provide acceptable levels of weed control. Therefore, instead of relying on only one particular method of weed control, an IWM system uses a combination of methods to control weeds. By following the principles of an IWM system we can reduce the use of herbicides and at the same time provide optimum economic returns to the grower.
Integrated Weed Management involves the use of best available management techniques to limit the impact and spread of weed infestations.