Pest Management Strategy Plans

Pest Management Strategy 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.