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.
Searches for article citations in the NAL catalog (AGRICOLA) on integrated pest management and irrigated agriculture from 1985 to the present.

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Population Dynamics and the Control of Insect or Weed Pests
USDA. NAL. Water and Agriculture Information Center.
Offers a current search of NAL catalog (AGRICOLA) article citations on population dynamics in both weed and insect pest management.

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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.

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Synthetic Organic Contaminants: Technical Fact Sheets
EPA. Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water.
Provide information on synthetic organic contaminants, which include pesticides and herbicides. Consumer fact sheets for synthetic organic contaminants are also available.

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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."

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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.

Annual Pesticide Use Maps: 1992-2009
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."


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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.

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Pest Management Practices
USDA. National Agricultural Statistics Service.
"Information on percent of acres and farms that used selected management practices to control crop pests such as insects, weeds, and diseases."

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Agricultural Chemical Use Database
USDA. National Agricultural Statistics Service; NSF. Center for Integrated Pest Management.
Provides "interactive access to data from NASS including commodity acreages and active ingredient agricultural chemical use data."

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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."

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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."

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NAWQA Pesticide National Synthesis Project
DOI. United States Geological Survey.
"Producing a long-term assessment of the status of and trends in the quality of the nation's water resources -- with pesticides one of its highest-priority issues."

Integrated Pest Management: Emphasis Area
USDA. National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
Provides information on one of NIFA's program areas. A Related Emphasis Area is:Biobased Pest Management.


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Pesticide Recordkeeping Program
USDA. Agricultural Marketing Service.
"Ensures that Federal pesticide recordkeeping regulations are being followed through compliance and educational outreach activities. Also, "AMS Pesticide Data Program "manages the collection, analysis, data entry, and reporting of pesticide residues on agricultural commodities, with an emphasis on those commodities highly consumed by infants and children."

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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.

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Integrated Pest Control Branch
California Department of Food and Agriculture.
Provides information on biological control and Encycloweedia. Also find California Department of Pesticide Regulation County Agricultural Commissioner Resources.

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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."

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CGIAR's Systemwide
Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research.
Seeks to "better understand farmers' perceived needs by applying participatory approaches to elucidate the biological, ecological, and sociological processes that underpin agriculture, and then uses this understanding to solve the problems that arise when these processes are disrupted."

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Center for Integrated Pest Management
North Carolina University. National Science Foundation.
"Serves a lead role in technology development, program implementation, training, and public awareness for IPM at the state, regional, and national levels."

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."


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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.

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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.

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National Information System for the 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."

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NAPRA and GLEAMS Nutrient Component
Purdue Research Foundation.
"Designed to help quantify the environmental benefits of potential management alternatives using the GLEAMS model to estimate pesticide and nutrient movement."

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PestTracker
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).

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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."

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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.

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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.