Pest management is utilizing environmentally sensitive
prevention, avoidance, monitoring, and suppression strategies, to manage weeds,
insects, diseases, animals and other organisms that directly or indirectly cause
damage or annoyance.
Pest management is applied as part of a resource management
Enhance the quantity and quality of agricultural
Minimize the negative impacts of pest control on soil
resources, water resources, air resources, plant resources, animal resources
Pest management includes
Environmental risks of pest management.
Mitigation alternatives to minimize environmental risks.
Adoption of Integrated Pest Management (IPM).
Implementation of a pest management component of an overall
Pest Management systems:
Maximize economic returns.
Minimize environmental risks.
Improve food, water and air quality.
Integrate all aspects of pest management within the agricultural
Resource Management System
Pest management is a component of a Resource Management System (RMS).
It should be used in conjunction with conservation practices such as a filter
strip, conservation crop rotation, irrigation water management and/or nutrient
management on a site specific basis to address both natural resource concerns
and the landowner�s objectives
Follow the attached pest management
component of the overall conservation plan (see
Printable version PDF).
Methods of pest management must comply
with Federal, State, and local regulations.
Utilize IPM that strives to balance
economics, efficacy, and environmental risks. IPM information available for
your crops is attached (see
Printable version PDF).
Implement mitigation techniques planned
to address the environmental risks of pest management activities. Mitigation
techniques include conservation practices like a filter strip or
conservation crop rotation, and management techniques like application
method and timing. Mitigation techniques have been incorporated in the
attached plan (see Printable
All methods of pest management must be
integrated with other components of the conservation plan.
Pay special attention to all
environmental hazards and site-specific application criteria listed on
pesticide labels and contained in Extension and Crop Consultant
Operation, maintenance & safety
Review and update the plan periodically
in order to incorporate new IPM technology, respond to cropping system and
pest complex changes, and avoid the development of pest resistance.
Maintain mitigation techniques
identified in the plan in order to ensure continued effectiveness.
Develop a safety plan for individuals
exposed to chemicals including telephone numbers and addresses for emergency
treatment centers and the telephone number for the nearest poison control
The National Pesticide Information
Center (NPIC) telephone number in Corvallis, Oregon for non-emergency
information is: 1-800-858-7378, Monday - Friday,
6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time
The national 24-hour CHEMTREC�
telephone number for emergency assistance is: 1-800-424-9300
Mix chemicals down gradient and a
minimum of_____ feet from a well and a minimum of _____feet from a surface
Post signs according to label
directions and/or Federal, State, and local laws around sites that have been
treated. Follow restricted entry intervals.
Dispose of pesticides and pesticide
containers in accordance with label directions and adhere to Federal, State,
and local regulations.
Read and follow label directions and
maintain appropriate Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).
Calibrate application equipment
according to Extension and/or manufacturer recommendationsbefore each
seasonal use and with each major chemical change.
Replace worn nozzle tips, cracked
hoses, and faulty gauges.
Maintain records of pest management for
at least_____ years. Pesticide application records shall be in accordance
with USDA Agricultural Marketing Service's Pesticide Record Keeping Program
and state specific requirements