Distribution of Pest Management Information:
Program personnel make pest management information available
to program stakeholders (i.e., University personnel, U. S. Department of
Agriculture, U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, pest managers, growers,
commodity organizations, consultants and other interested persons and groups)
through newsletters (e.g., Chemically
Speaking) Extension bulletins and fact sheets, research publications,
presentations at national, state and county meetings, electronic mail and
news groups, the Internet, and additional means of communication.
Pest Management Use Data Collection and Reporting:
The Florida Pest Management Program provides leadership
in the production of crop profiles for Florida agricultural
crops. The program leader provides pest management and pesticide use data
to the Extension specialists and researchers developing crop profiles for
individual commodities, and reviews and edits completed crop profiles before
they are submitted to USDA's Office of Pest Management Policy. Also, a
database of crop profiles has been developed and is being maintained
at North Carolina State University.
The Florida Pest Management Program supports the production
of pest management strategic plans for agricultural crops
produced in Florida and the Southeastern U. S. The program leader assists
in establishing workshops for the development of pest management
plans, provides pest management and pesticide use data to workshop participants
(university scientists and stakeholders), and reviews and/or edits completed
pest management strategic plans before they are submitted to USDA's Office
of Pest Management Policy. Also, a national
database of pest management strategic plans has been developed and
is being maintained at North Carolina State University.
Timely pest management and pesticide use information
is provided to the Southern Region Region
Integrated Pest Management Center (North Carolina State University)
and stakeholders upon request of the Center and federal regulatory agencies
(i.e., U. S. Department of Agriculture, U. S. Environmental
Protection Agency). The program leader collects the requested information
from University scientists and pest management stakeholders in Florida.
Monitoring of Pest Management Needs in Florida:
The Florida Pest Management Information Program serves
as an information resource for the Southern Region Integrated Pest Management
Center and stakeholders on current pest management practices, problems
and issues in Florida. The program leader remains informed of current pest
management and crop production practices in Florida through attendance
and participation in national, state and county meetings with growers and
agricultural commodity groups.
An advisory committee composed of program stakeholders
is maintained to provide direction for the Florida Pest Management Information
Program and help to develop state priorities for Extension and research
activities relating to integrated pest management in the State.
Annual Reports :