Geoinformatic Application in Management of Pests and Diseases
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Geoinformatics tools and technology (GIS, RS, GPS, modeling, web apps) can be used to collect, archive, analyze, and visualize pests and diseases efficiently and economically for the integrated pest and disease management practices. In this chapter, we outline the geoinformatics technology and its potential application in mapping, monitoring, and management of the pest risks to help with the effective implementation of the IPM. Managers/decision makers at farm level need to understand the variability of the risks at spatiotemporal scales and decide when and where to use IPM practices and relevant control measures to reduce the risk and economic damages.