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Pest Management Strategic

Plans and IR-4 Project

Joe DeFrancesco

Current Program Areas


Christmas Tree PMSP -Draft

Pest Management Research and Extension Education in Berry Crops

  • Track pesticide and pest management issues for Oregon’s strawberry, caneberry, and blueberry industries

  • Conduct field and laboratory research trials that provide data leading to (1) the development, demonstration and use of integrated pest management strategies in commercial berry production and (2) the registration of pesticides important to the viability of the berry industries of Oregon.

  • Provide information and documentation for, and assist in the writing of, Section 18, Section 24c, and Section 3 pesticide registration requests for strawberries, caneberries, and blueberries

    Pesticide Registration and Tracking for Berry Crops
    Field_Research Reports

Pest Management Strategic Plans and Crop Profiles for Speciality Crops

  • Generate crop production and pest management information for the development of crop profiles for various Oregon specialty crops.

  • Provide information for, and coordinate the development of, pest management strategic plans (PMSP) for selected specialty crops in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest; and conduct PMSP meetings with participation from University researchers, Extension personnel, growers, and crop consultants

    Completed Pest Management Strategic Plans

Residue Field Trials for the IR-4 Minor Crops Project

  • Conduct GLP (good laboratory practices) magnitude of residue field trials in berry and other fruit crops, generating the data required by US-EPA for pesticide registrations.

  • Act as liaison between IR-4 and the berry industries and advocate for the pest management needs in Oregon.

    IR-4 Project



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