Pest Management Strategic Plans

The USDA Office of Pest Management Policy (OPMP) facilitates the production of Pest Management Strategic Plans (PMSPs), which are developed by growers, commodity associations, land-grant specialists, food processors, crop consultants, school district personnel, pest control operators, EPA, and others. These plans address pest management needs and priorities for individual commodities or other settings such as rangeland, rights-of-way, schools, public housing, urban areas, and recreational spaces.

Each commodity-related PMSP focuses on commodity production in a particular state or region and takes a pest-by-pest approach to identifying the current management practices (chemical and non-chemical) and those under development. PMSPs for other (non-agricultural) settings may address the unique pest management conditions and challenges of the setting, current pest management practices, pest-specific information, and processes for adopting IPM. Both commodity-related PMSPs and those focusing on other settings detail the priorities for research, regulatory activity, and education/training programs needed for transition to alternative pest management practices.

For additional information regarding Pest Management Strategic Plans please call Wilfred Burr at (202) 720-8647 or send a message to wburr@ars.usda.gov.


Crop Profiles

Crop Profiles are descriptions of crop production and pest management recommendations compiled by state and commodity. They are also searchable.

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