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Virginia Specialty Crops at Risk Program (SCARP)

We are actively involved in the collection, analysis, reporting, and distribution of data on the use of pesticides in Virginia. We focus most of our efforts on establishing the importance of various pest management strategies to Virginia agriculture. We are actively developing crop pest management profiles, pest management strategic plans, and IPM Elements documents to support the continued availability of viable pest management tools for agriculture and specialty uses.

 

SCARP is funded by the Southern IPM Center and supports the USDA - Office of Pest Management Policy. A previous name for the program was Virginia Pest Management Information Program and it was originally part of the National Agricultural Pesticide Impact Assessment Program (PIAP) established in 1977 to collect pesticide benefit use data for EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs. PIAP was a joint effort of USDA and the state Land-Grant University - Agricultural Experiment Stations and Cooperative Extension Services.

 

IPM

Our IPM (Integrated Pest Management) program for pesticide applicators is funded by the USDA - National Institute of Food and Agriculture, and the Southern IPM Center. We offer pest management resources, regulatory impact information, and IPM documents developed with our stakeholders. We work primarily with crops at risk of limitations of IPM practices.

IPM - SCARP

Specialty Crops At Risk Program (SCARP) is an effort to fortify specialty crop producers with a means to maintain their integrated pest management options. Crops (commodities) include both plants and animals. We also include other specialty areas such as turf, non-crop and urban pest management.

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IPM Elements

IPM Elements are concise lists of IPM and related best management practices.

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Pest Management Strategic Plans (PMSPs)

Virginia and other states are developing pest management strategic plans to help the USDA and the EPA maintain important pest management tools as their registrations are challenged by the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA).

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Virginia Crop Pest Management Profiles

Virginia and other states are developing crop profiles to help the USDA and the EPA maintain important pest management tools as their registrations are challenged by the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA).

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Other IPM Documents

The project generates other IPM documents as listed here.

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Virginia Crop Priorities

Virginia Pest Management Information - EPA Priorities for Crop Profiles & PMSPs for Virginia

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IPM & Pesticide References & Databases

A collection of references on IPM, pesticide information, and alternative pest management solutions.

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