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).
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. Most of the files linked below are in PDF format.
Fruits and Vegetables
Ornamentals and Turf
- Christmas Trees (2010)
SPECIALTY CROP PROFILES - VIRGINIA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION
(These do not comply with USDA standards for crop pest management profiles.)
PLEASE NOTE: Although crop profiles 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 decision-making process associated with the maintenance of viable pest management strategies for economically important agricultural crops and commodities.