Crop profiles are descriptions of crop production and pest management recommendations compiled by state and commodity. Usually produced on a state-by-state basis, crop profiles provide agricultural statistics for the crop; information on regions within the state; an inventory of pests and strategies used for their management (e.g., cultural practices, biological control, and pesticides); and lists of key contacts, references, and online resources. Crop profiles are considered living documents, so as the pest management situation changes, older crop profiles are revised and updated versions made available.
The following article covers the history and purpose of crop profiles and pest management strategic plans:
Boudwin, R., R. Magarey, L. Jess. 2022. Integrated Pest Management Data for Regulation, Research, and Education: Crop Profiles and Pest Management Strategic Plans. J. of Integr. Pest Manag. 13 (1) DOI: 10.1093/jipm/pmac011