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Integrated Crop Management

Integrated Crop Management (ICM) is an agricultural approach that marries profitable crop management with respect for the environment. Because ICM methods consider the land’s soil, climate and biological makeup, farmers are better able to preserve their natural assets. Such methods include crop rotations, which hinder the spreading of pests and diseases (reducing the need of pest control products) and modified tillage practices, which limit soil manipulation (reducing erosion and increasing water intake). Because ICM is a dynamic, rather than rigidly-defined, form of crop production, it is adapted to leverage the latest research, technology, advice and experience.