Insect Pest Management in Organic Agriculture- A Fast Growing Approach of 21st Century


  • Showket A Dar Department of Entomology-KVK-Kargil, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology of Kashmir, Shalimar Campus, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India.
  • Sajad H Mir Department of Entomology-FOA Wadura Sopore, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology of Kashmir, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India.
  • Sajad H Wani Department of Biotechnology, Government Degree College, Shopian, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India.
  • Tashi Dolkar Department of Home Science, KVK-Kargil, Ladakh, India.
  • Abid Showkat Department of Agriculture, Government of Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India.
  • Tashi Dawa Programme Assistant, KVK-Kargil-II, Ladakh, India.


Organic farming is only alternative to climate change. Regulations of organic farming in current climate change scenario left behind few voids compared to conventional farming. For maximum of the organic farmers it become difficult to manage pests in their crops compared
to other practices, but still main pests could be succeeded through manipulation of agro-ecosystem procedures in merit of the crops and drawback of pests. The few active plant protection substances approved for use in organic farming can deliver provision to natural and biological control agents in suppression of pests and diseases. In this article, we will remark the principles and strategies of crop protection in organic farming, the cultural practices implemented, the active substances permitted for use to conquer pests and the influences on diversity. In Ladakh region, due to climate change the glaciers have shown a
significant reduction in volume and much of the ice mass has melted in many glaciers, some had already perished, and that had a direct impact on the pest paradigm, especially outbreak of brown tail moth, Agrotis and locusts. Therefore, the organic farming had an overall adverse impact on subsistence living system in this tribal area.

How to cite this article: Dar SA, Mir SH, Wani SH et al. Insect Pest Management in Organic Agriculture- A Fast Growing Approach of 21st Century. Int J Agric Env Sustain 2021; 3(1): 1-6.


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