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National Program 304: Crop Protection & Quarantine
Strategic Vision
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Vision Statement

Pest management for a sustainable agriculture


Mission Statement

To provide technology to manage pest populations below economic damage thresholds by the integration of environmentally compatible strategies that are based on increased understanding of the biology and ecology of insect, mite, and weed pests


Research Components


Component 1:  Systematics and Identification

Problem Statement 1A: Insects and Mites

Problem Statement 1B: Weeds

Problem Statement 1C: Microorganisms


Component 2:  Weeds

Problem Statement 2A: Agricultural and Horticultural Cropping Systems

Problem Statement 2B: Natural Ecosystems


Component 3:  Insects and Mites

Problem Statement 3A: Agricultural and Horticultural Cropping Systems

Problem Statement 3B: Natural Ecosystems


Component 4:  Protection of Post-Harvest Commodities, Quarantine,

                          and Methyl Bromide Alternatives 

Problem Statement 4A: Arthropod Pests of Fresh Commodities

Problem Statement 4B: Arthropod Pests of Durable Commodities

Projects in this Program - by State

    Maroon = click to see related projects in these states.
    Gray = No related research in this state.


Last Modified: 6/20/2014
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