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MAINE BULLETIN NO. ME 450-11-4

 

                                                                                                        February 1, 2011
 

Subject:  TCH – Section IV of eFOTG

Purpose.  Announcing revisions and additions to Section IV of eFOTG.

Expiration Date. September 30, 2011

The following items related to Pest Management have been issued under Section IV – B. Conservation Practices to eFOTG:

• A new Conservation Practice Standard, Integrated Pest Management (Code 595), formerly named Pest Management. Major changes include the addition of a score-based mitigation system for WIN-PST risk assessment ratings.

• A new NRCS National Agronomy Technical Note 4 – Pest Management in the Conservation Planning Process. This is to be used as guidance in planning the 595 practice.

• A new Vegetable Integrated Pest Management Plan spreadsheet for developing IPM plans on vegetable farms.

• An updated Job Sheet.

• An updated Statement of Work and revised Network Diagram.

Contact. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Alice Begin, Resource Conservationist at 207-990-9568 or email alice.begin@me.usda.gov.


William R. Yamartino, Acting

JUAN C. HERNANDEZ
State Conservationist