Presentation on theme: "Implementing NRCS Pest Management"— Presentation transcript:
1Implementing NRCS Pest Management Posting “No Spray Zone” signs in all environmentally sensitive areas!
2Targeting Pest Management High Priority AreasEnvironmental MonitoringUSGS, State Agencies, Agrichemical CompaniesModelingNAPRARegulatory RequirementsTMDLSMPSDWA
3Targeting Pest Management The scope of NRCS pest management activities will vary widely across the countryVariance based on:natural resource needsagency resources availablestate or local regulations
4Targeting Pest Management Environmental MonitoringModeling ResultsVulnerable/Sensitive ResourcesSpecial Use ResourcesRarity of ResourceDistrict PrioritiesState Technical Committee PrioritiesState Government Programs
5Targeting Pest Management Cost Share or Incentive ProgramsAvailability of Technical AssistanceAreas of Low IPM AdoptionPest OutbreaksExpanding CommoditiesCommodity Group SupportCrop Protection Industry Support
6PartnershipsWe cannot succeed alone. We need to develop and maintain very close ties to:ExtensionCrop ConsultantsState Agricultural AgenciesCommodity GroupsAgrichemical DealersAnyone else who influences recommendations
7Partnerships “They” focus on Efficacy and Economics. “We” focus on Environmental risks and appropriate mitigation strategies.But all three of these must be integrated into final pest management decisions.Together, we must deliver an integrated message and provide appropriate incentives for implementing reduced risk alternatives.
8Pest Management Certification (NRCS) Anyone can develop the pest management component of a conservation plan.Certification is only required to approve the pest management component of a conservation plan.NRCS certification is for Conservation Planners not Pest Advisors, although there may be some overlapping requirements.