Pest Management

NRCS working with farmer on education, fertility, water and pesticides.

Integrated Pest Management and Irrigated Agriculture
USDA. NAL. Water and Agriculture Information Center.
Use these dynamic search links to find PubAg articles and books in AGRICOLA on integrated pest management and irrigated agriculture:  Articles  |  Books

Population Dynamics and the Control of Insect or Weed Pests
USDA. NAL. Water and Agriculture Information Center.
Use these dynamic search links to find PubAg articles and books in AGRICOLA on population dynamics in both weed and insect pest management:  Articles  |  Books

Integrated Pest Management and Conservation
USDA. NAL. Water and Agriculture Information Center.
Offers dynamic searches of the NAL catalog (AGRICOLA) article and book citations on integrated pest management and its effects on erosion and sedimentation and fish and wildlife.

Ecologically Based Pest Management: New Solutions for a New Century

National Academies. Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Describes an "alternative approach to pest management that can complement and partially replace current chemically based pest-management practices."

The Role of Integrated Pest Management
University of Idaho. College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.
Archived publication which offers "five commonsense principles" in an introduction to IPM, directed at producers.

Estimated Annual Pesticide Use Maps and Data (Pesticide National Synthesis Project)
U. S. Geological Survey.
"The pesticide-use maps provided on this web site show the geographic distribution of estimated use on agricultural land in the conterminous United States for numerous pesticides. Maps were created by allocating county-level use estimates to agricultural land within each county. A graph accompanies each map, which shows annual national use by major crop for the mapped pesticide for each year during the period. These pesticide use estimates are suitable for evaluating national and regional patterns and trends of annual pesticide use. The reliability of estimates, however, generally decreases with scale and these maps are not intended for detailed evaluations, such as within or between specific individual counties."

IRIS Database for Risk Assessment
EPA. National Center for Environmental Assessment.
"A database of human health effects that may result from exposure to various substances found in the environment" which include pesticides and other agricultural chemicals.

Agricultural Chemical Use Program Database
USDA. National Agricultural Statistics Service; NSF. Center for Integrated Pest Management.
The NASS Agricultural Chemical Use Program is USDA’s official source of statistics about on-farm chemical use and pest management practices. Since 1990, NASS has surveyed U.S. farmers to collect information on the chemical ingredients they apply to agricultural commodities through fertilizers and pesticides. On a rotating basis, the program currently includes fruits; vegetables; major field crops such as cotton, corn, potatoes, soybeans, and wheat; and nursery and floriculture crops. The program also collects information on the pest management practices farmers implement to reduce their dependence on agricultural chemicals (e.g., practices that make pesticides more effective or are an alternative to pesticides). 

ARS Pesticide Properties Database
USDA. Agricultural Research Service.
"Provides water quality modelers and managers a list of the pesticide properties most important for predicting the potentials of pesticides to move into ground and surface waters under a range of weather and soil conditions."

Spatial Data in Geographic Information System Format on Agricultural Chemical Use, Land Use, and Cropping Practices in the United States
DOI. United States Geological Survey.
"Describes the data sources and methods used to construct spatial data layers in GIS format (coverages) on agricultural-chemical use and agricultural practices that may help in future research concerning the presence and distribution of agricultural chemicals in water resources of the United States."

Integrated Pest Management: Emphasis Area
USDA. National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
In IPM, pesticides are used in combination with other crop management approaches to minimize the effects of pests while supporting a profitable system that has negligible negative effects. NIFA administers and provides leadership for a broad portfolio of IPM programs. A Related Emphasis Area is: Biological Control Program

Pesticide Record Keeping
USDA. Agricultural Marketing Service.
In accordance with the 1990 Farm Bill, all private applicators are required by law to keep record(s) of their federally restricted use pesticide (RUP) applications for a period of 2 years. Also, the Pesticide Data Program is a national pesticide residue monitoring program and produces the most comprehensive pesticide residue database in the U.S. The Monitoring Programs Division administers PDP activities, including the sampling, testing, and reporting of pesticide residues on agricultural commodities in the U.S. food supply, with an emphasis on those commodities highly consumed by infants and children.

Pesticide Safety Education Program
University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Department of Agronomy and Horticulture.
Includes the traditional certification and training of pesticide applicators; integrated pest management in a variety of environments; pesticide safety awareness for the general public, youth, master gardeners; and many other information and technology transfer programs.

Integrated Pest Control Branch
California Department of Food and Agriculture.
The Integrated Pest Control Branch (IPC) conducts a wide range of pest management and eradication projects as part of the Division of Plant Health and Pest Prevention Services Pest Prevention Program. and hosts the Noxious Weeds database. Also find California Department of Pesticide Regulation County Agricultural Commissioner Resources.

Global IPM Facility
United Nations. Food and Agriculture Organization.
"Promotes integrated pest management (IPM) through awareness raising and support to the development of field programs and policy reform."

CGIAR's Systemwide
Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research.CGIAR is a global research partnership for a food secure future dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources.

NSF Center for Integrated Pest Management
North Carolina University. National Science Foundation.
The NSF Center for Integrated Pest Management (CIPM) develops new strategies, analytics and decision support systems to advance IPM and plant biosecurity. We serve and partner with government, industry, and university stakeholders locally, nationally, and internationally.

Human Health Benchmarks for Pesticides
Environmental Protection Agency.
"Advanced testing methods now allow pesticides to be detected in water at very low levels. These small amounts of pesticides detected in drinking water or source water for drinking water do not necessarily indicate a health risk. The EPA has developed human health benchmarks for 363 pesticides to enable our partners to better determine whether the detection of a pesticide in drinking water or source waters for drinking water may indicate a potential health risk and to help them prioritize monitoring efforts."

National Pesticide Information Center
Oregon State University; Environmental Protection Agency.
Offers information services to members of the general public with questions about pesticides. Maintains the NPIC Pesticide Fact Sheets.

Biointensive Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service.
Targeted to all interest levels, provides the rationale for biointensive integrated pest management (IPM), outlines the concepts and tools of biointensive IPM, and suggests steps and provides informational resources for implementing IPM.

The USDA Regional IPM Centers
USDA. National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
Offers material on commodities, pests and pest management practices including the Crop Profiles, Pest Management Strategic Plans and IPM Expertise databases along with information on pesticide use, current pest management research, and funding opportunities."

Purdue University.
Provides information on pests, listed by common and scientific names, and state-level information including advisories, pest surveys, and press releases. PestTracker is sponsored by the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS).

Integrated Plant Protection Center
Oregon State University.
"The IPPC mission is to be one of the leading research and extension organizations nationally and internationally in integrated pest and production management (IPPM) systems."

Pest and Pesticide Management
United Nations. Food and Agriculture Organization.
Technical guidelines and other tools from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Biological Control: A Guide to Natural Enemies in North America
Cornell University.
Provides an introduction to biological control and IPM through tutorials and photographs and descriptions of biocontrol agents of insect, disease and weed pests.