Integrated Fruit Production (IFP) is defined as ". . . the economical production of high quality fruit, giving priority to ecologically safer methods, minimizing the undesirable side effects and use of agrichemicals, to enhance the safeguards to the environment and human health.” (Cross, J.V., and E. Dickler, eds. 1994. Guidelines for Integrated Production of pome fruits in Europe: IOBC Technical Guideline III. IOBC/WPRS Bulletin 17(9):1–8). IFP can involve the use of conventional or certified organic production practices with the objective to use the best management practices available to either system to produce high quality, wholesome fruit. 

Regardless of production system, they share many best management practices (BMPs) that are essential components of sound integrated pest management (IPM), nutrient management, irrigation management, and canopy and fruit management programs. This chapter describes:

  1. Integrated Pest Management

  2. Area-wide Pest Management  

  3. Invasive Alien Species

  4. Organic Tree Fruit Production