National Program 304: Crop Protection and Quarantine
Pest management for a sustainable agriculture.
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.
Component 1: Systematics and Identification
Problem Statement 1A: Insects and Mites
Problem Statement 1B: Weeds
Problem Statement 1C: Microorganisms
Component 2: Weeds
Subcomponent 2A: Agricultural and Horticultural Cropping Systems
Problem Statement 2A1: Prevention and early detection of potentially invasive weeds of crops: Develop early detection and response methods
Problem Statement 2A2: Modeling and monitoring weed invasions/outbreaks in cropping systems (including the effects of global warming and changes in human activities)
Problem Statement 2A3: Systems approach to environmentally sound weed management in cropping systems (including herbicides, biological control, biologically-based control, cultural control, tillage systems, and new technologies)
Subcomponent 2B: Natural Ecosystems
Problem Statement 2B1: Prevention and early detection of new invasive weeds of natural ecosystems
Problem Statement 2B2: Modeling and monitoring weed invasions/outbreaks in natural ecosystems (including effects of global warming, wildfires, and changes in human activities)
Problem Statement 2B3: Systems approach to environmentally sound weed management in natural ecosystems
Problem Statement 2B4: Restoration of habitats altered by weeds
Component 3: Insects and Mites
Subcomponent 3A: Agricultural and Horticultural Cropping Systems
Problem Statement 3A1: Early detection and prevention of emerging crop pests
Problem Statement 3A2: Systems approach to environmentally sound pest management
Subcomponent 3B: Natural Ecosystems
Problem Statement 3B1: Early detection and prevention of both invasive and native insect and mite pests
Problem Statement 3B2: Systems approach to environmentally sound pest management for the protection of 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
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