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Pest Management Policy


What is NRCS Pest Management Policy all about?

The new pest management policy emphasizes the importance of reducing pest management environmental risk through the development of a pest management component of a Resource Management System plan. The policy also emphasizes integrating pest management with other plan components. Erosion reduction, water management, nutrient management and other conservation objectives and program goals can all be compatible with pest management environmental risk reduction.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


NRCS Pest Management Policy and Supporting Documents

[Posted 4-28-2009]
NRCS Pest Management Policy
General Manual Title 190, Ecological Sciences Division, Part 404 - Pest Management.

April 6, 2009 GM_190_404_A : Subpart A - General
April 6, 2009 GM_190_404_B : Subpart B - Policy
April 6, 2009 GM_190_404_C : Subpart C - Responsibilities
April 6, 2009 GM_190_404_D : Subpart D - Pest Management and Technical Assistance



Agronomy Technical Note No. 5:

Pest Management in the Conservation Planning Process PDF

This technical note is designed to help conservation planners apply the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Conservation Practice Standard (CPS) Code 595 and other NRCS conservation practices in the conservation planning process to prevent and/or mitigate pest management risks to natural resources.

Integrated Pest Management Conservation Practice (National)

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) (Ac.) CODE 595 PDF