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).
This effort is extremely important to agriculture and to pesticide regulators to make sure the decisions associated with the FQPA are sound. It is very important that decision makers have the information available to take into account the potential impacts of their decisions on agricultural profitability, on the effective control of pests and diseases, and on our overall food and fiber supply. At the same time these decisions must be based on protecting our health and the health of our children from the potential adverse effects of hazardous pesticides.
- Apples, 2004 [PDF]
- Christmas Trees, 2003 [PDF]
- Honey Bees, 2008 [PDF]
- Peanuts, 2002 [PDF]
- Snap Beans, 2005 [PDF]
- Strawberries, 2002 [PDF]
- Tomatoes, 2006 [PDF]
- Turfgrass, 2013 [PDF]; Turfgrass, 2004 [PDF]
- Wine Grapes, 2012 [PDF]
PLEASE NOTE: Although pest management strategic plans are publicly available, these publications are NOT designed as pest management recommendations or do they target growers directly. The intended audience (readers) for these publications are pesticide regulators and pest management specialists involved in the decisionmaking process associated with the maintenance of viable pest management strategies for economically important agricultural crops and commodities.