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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.

 

Virginia Crop Priorities

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

EPA/BEAD Crop Priorities for Crop Profile and PMSP's - Virginia

This table was adopted from one that was originally prepared by Jonathan Becker, EPA. It has been modified and updated since his efforts. If you find errors, please notify us.

This information drives the priorities of crop profile and pest management strategic plans for Virginia and cooperating states.

USDA
Region
Census
Group
Crop or
Commodity
State Census
Rank
Percent
of Crop
Crop
sampled
by PDP?
Sect. 18
Requests
last 3 years
Crop
Profile
Date
PMSP
Date
BEAD
Priority
Southern Vegetable bell peppers, dual Virginia 8 0.9 peppers, sweet 1--5 2003 2007 -
Southern Crop brambles Virginia ? 0.0 - - 2000 - -
Southern Vegetable cucumbers, fresh Virginia 6 6.4 yes - 2005 - -
Southern Crop ginseng Virginia 2 0.5 - - 2006 - -
Southern Crop hay, all other Virginia 10 2.6 - - - - -
Southern Vegetable kale Virginia 7 3.0 - - - - -
Southern Crop peanuts for nuts Virginia 7 5.6 Yes 1--5 2000 2002 -
Southern Crop potatoes, summer Virginia 7 8.1 Potatoes - 2003 2007* -
Southern Vegetable pumpkins Virginia 18 2.1 - - 2013 - -
Southern Vegetable snap beans, fresh Virginia 7 4.8 Yes - 2012 2005 -
Southern Vegetable squash Virginia 14 1.6 squash, winter - 2005 - -
Southern Crop sweet potatoes Virginia 10 0.7 yes - 2001 - -
Southern Crop tobacco, all Virginia 4 6.6 - - 2001 2006 -
Southern Vegetable tomatoes, fresh Virginia 4 3.4 tomatoes 6--10 2005 2006 -
Southern livestock turkeys Virginia 5 8.3 - - 2006 2006** -
  • *complete, to be published
  • **under development, waiting for cooperators
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