Regional Pest Management
USDA has placed a high priority on the establishment
of Regional Pest Management (IPM) centers
as a means of strengthening its connection
with production agriculture, research and
extension programs, and agricultural stakeholders
throughout the U.S. Regional Centers help
NIFA and its partner institutions identify,
prioritize, and coordinate national pest
management research, extension, and education
programs. While centers are regionally based,
inter-regional collaboration that crosses
parochial boundaries is an important component
of the program's success.
Regional IPM Centers:
- Increase the effectiveness of public
investments by enhancing the coordination
of research and outreach efforts.
- Bolster interdisciplinary and multi-organizational
IPM research and outreach efforts.
- Provide timely and high-quality information
on IPM practices and use patterns to government
agencies and agricultural stakeholders.
- Organize responses to emerging regional
and national issues.
- Foster a high level of stakeholder involvement
and support for public research and outreach
Learn more about the Regional IPM centers
Pest Management Centers Web site.
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