Pest Management

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

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.

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."

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."

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.

University of California-Davis; Oregon State University; Michigan State University; Cornell University; University of Idaho.

Provides pesticide information profiles, toxicology information briefs, newsletters, and fact sheets.

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.