Pest Management Strategic Plans

Pest Management Strategic Plans (PMSPs) address pest management needs and priorities for individual commodities in a particular state or region. The plans take a pest-by-pest approach to identifying the current management practices (chemical and nonchemical) and those under development.

PMSPs are developed by growers, commodity associations, land-grant university specialists, food processors, crop consultants, and the EPA. Plans include priorities for research, regulatory activity, and education/training programs needed for transition to alternative pest management practices.

If you are interested in developing a PMSP, please review the guidelines below and work with your IPM Center. A coordinated effort is currently underway to streamline and standardize the PMSP development process. Please contact the Northeastern IPM Center to learn more.

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