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.
- Pest Management Strategic Plan Guidelines (PDF)
- Guidelines for Preparing a PMSP Workshop (PDF)
- Suggested Process for PMSP Revisions (PDF)
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