Note: This website is for archival purposes only. For current information, please go to the Rutgers NJAES Pest Management Office website.

Pest Management Strategic Plans (PMSPs)

Pest Management Strategic Plans focus on commodity production in a particular state or region. New Jersey has produced State Plans as well as participated in the production of regional Plans.  Using a pest-by-pest approach, Plans identify  current management practices (chemical and non-chemical) and those under development. Plans also state the priorities for the commodity for research, regulatory activity, and education/training programs needed for transition to alternative pest management practices. USDA issued a revised Instructions for Preparing a PMSP dated August 15, 2007.  

The following Plans have been produced for New Jersey and are discussed below:


Pest Management Strategic Plan for Peaches in New Jersey

An NJinPAS  Work Group was assembled on April 11, 2002 to draft  a Pest Management Strategic Plan for Peaches in New Jersey .   The participants in the Work Group included sixteen commodity and technical specialists: growers, IR-4, researchers, County Agricultural Agents, and specialists in farm management, wildlife, and tree fruit entomology and diseases, weeds, and pest management. The Work Group was led by Dr. Peter Shearer, a Specialist in Tree Fruit Entomology for Rutgers Cooperative Extension. 

Dr Shearer has coordinated assignments within the Work Group and has managed the editing of the document from revisions received from Work Group members. He issued a draft Pest Management Strategic Plan for Peaches in New Jersey  for Work Group review and comment in January 2003.  Since no further amendments were suggested by the Work Group members, the Final Pest Management Strategic Plan for Peaches in New Jersey peach is now posted here for stakeholder review (2/20/03).   The Final Plan has been concurrently submitted to our partner States of the Mid-Atlantic Information Network for Pesticides & Alternative Strategies, the Northeastern Pest Management Center, and the United States Department of Agriculture.  Additionally, availability of the Plan was posted to the entire membership of the NJinPAS Network listserv.


Pest Management Strategic Plan for Lima Bean for Delaware, New Jersey, and the Maryland Eastern Shore

Collaborators from Maryland, Delaware, and New Jersey participated in the preparation of a regional Pest Management Strategic Plan (PMSP) for lima bean.  Led by Dr. Susan Whitney of University of Delaware, the workgroup for the Lima Bean PMSP first met in January 2003.  Subsequent to review and comment on a draft Plan, the workgroup has now finalized the Lima Bean Pest Management Strategic Plan for Delaware, New Jersey, and the Maryland Eastern Shore. It was released on April 10, 2003.

It is significant that there was a great deal of involvement of lima bean growers and processors in this process, including New Jersey grower Henry DuBois of H & S Dubois,  and  New Jersey processor Seabrook Brothers & Sons' Andrew Carpenter and Tom Godfrey.

Other New Jersey members of the workgroup for this document included Rutgers Cooperative Extension (RCE) staff, specifically Gerald Ghidiu, Specialist in Vegetable Entomology;  Kristian Holmstrom, Program Associate in Integrated Pest Management; Joseph Ingerson-Mahar, Vegetable IPM Coordinator;  Pete Probasco,  County Agricultural Agent for RCE of Salem County; and Stephen Johnston, Specialist in Vegetable Pathology. 

The production of this document was supported in part by grants from EPA Region 3 under the Consolidated Research Program and the Northeast Pest Management Center.  The document is posted at http://www.udel.edu/pesticide/finallimabeanPMSP.pdf.   If you would like a hard copy, please contact Cecelia Viering at viering@udel.edu.


Pest Management Strategic Plan for Apple for the Mid-Atlantic

Collaborators from West Virginia, Virginia, Pennslyvania and New Jersey participated in the preparation of a regional Pest Management Strategic Plan (PMSP) for apple.  Led by Dr. John F. Baniecki of West Virginia University, the workgroup for the Apple PMSP met on June 24-25, 2003 in Kearneysville, West Virginia.  Subsequent to review and comment on a draft Plan, the workgroup  finalized the Apple Pest Management Strategic Plan for the Mid-Atlantic in February 2004.

New Jersey Workgroup members included Dean Polk, IPM Agent-Fruit of the Rutgers Fruit Research and Extension Center, as well as apple grower John Hauser.


Pest Management Strategic Plan for Spinach for Delaware, New Jersey, and the Maryland Eastern Shore

Led by Dr. Susan Whitney of University of Delaware, the workgroup for the Spinach PMSP was held in January 2004. The final Pest Management Strategic Plan for Spinach for Delaware, New Jersey, and Maryland's Eastern Shore was issued on May 4, 2004.

The Plan, using a pest-by-pest approach, identifies current management practices (chemical and non-chemical) and those under development for control of spinach pests. The Plan specifically addressed organo-phosphates, carbamates, B2 carcinogens currently used and impacts if the uses were to be discontinued.  The Plan also prioritized needs for spinach regionally for research, regulatory activity, and education/training programs needed for transition to alternative pest management practices.

New Jersey participants in the Work Group  in this Plan included growers, processors, and Extension staff as follows:

Growers:

Jimmy Catalano, Catalano Farms, Woodstown, NJ
Byron DuBois, H&S DuBois, Pittsgrove, NJ
Steven DuBois, H&S DuBois, Pittsgrove, NJ

Processors:

Andrew Carpenter, Seabrook Brothers & Sons, Seabrook, NJ
Tom Godfrey, Seabrook Brothers & Sons, Seabrook, NJ
Frank Kern, Seabrook Bros & Sons, Seabrook, NJ

Rutgers Cooperative Extension:

Jerry Ghidiu, Vegetable Entomologist, Rutgers University
Kris Holmstrom, Vegetable IPM Program Associate, Rutgers University
Brad Majek, Weed Scientist, Rutgers University


Pest Management Strategic Plan for Carrot for New Jersey

Carrot was chosen by our NJinPAS Advisory Committee as the next candidate for a PMSP (2005) due to a significant carrot weevil problem. Rutgers Cooperative Extension integrated pest management scouts have continued to work with local carrot growers in monitoring pest activity during the growing season. Extension Vegetable IPM Coordinator Joseph Ingerson-Mahar  worked through our IR-4 liaison, Gerry Ghidiu to assess and formulate a pest management strategy for a continuing severe pest problem in carrot that first occurred in 2001.  This issue was brought to the attention of the Advisory Committee and it was unanimously agreed that carrot should be the next crop.  Joseph Mahar completed a 'Crop Profile for Carrots for New Jersey' as a precursor to the PMSP; it was posted to the NJinPAS Crop Profile webpage on February 25, 2003.

A Work Group was held on March 16, 2004. New Jersey participants in the Work Group  in this Plan included growers, processors, and Extension staff. Materials for the Work Group's use were posted at the webpage Tools for the PMSP for Carrot for New Jersey ; it will remain online for future reference even when the PMSP itself is complete.  Joe Mahar and Kris Holmstrom provided the technical tools available on this webpage for the Work Group to use. 

The final Pest Management Strategic Plan for Carrot for New Jersey was released on January 26, 2006.


Pest Management Strategic Plan for Watermelon in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and North Carolina (2008)

 

New Jersey participants in the Workshop included:

Ray Graiff, Grower
George Perehinys, Grower
Jim Simony, Grower
Jerry Ghidiu, Vegetable Entomologist, Rutgers University
Kris Holmstrom, Vegetable IPM Program Associate, Rutgers University
Brad Majek, Weed Scientist, Rutgers University
Joseph Ingerson-Mahar, Vegetable IPM Coordinator, Rutgers University
Andy Wyendandt, Plant Pathologist, Rutgers University


Pest Management Strategic Plan for Bell and Non-Bell Peppers in Delaware, Eastern Shore Maryland, and New Jersey
A workshop for the pepper PMSP was held on February 11, 2008.

New Jersey participants in the Workshop included:

Dave Sheppard, Grower
Jerry Ghidiu, Vegetable Entomologist, Rutgers University
Kris Holmstrom, Vegetable IPM Program Associate, Rutgers University
Brad Majek, Weed Scientist, Rutgers University
Joseph Ingerson-Mahar, Vegetable IPM Coordinator, Rutgers University
Andy Wyendandt, Vegetable Pathologist, Rutgers University
Wesley Kline, Cumberland County Agricultural Agent, Rutgers University

The PMSP was completed on May 7, 2008.


Pest Management Strategic Plan for Honey Bees

PEST MANAGEMENT STRATEGIC PLAN FOR HONEY BEES IN THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES
(DE, MD, NC, NJ, PA, SC, VA, WV)

Workshops were held on March 1, 2007 at the Monroe Agricultural Center, Monroe, North Carolina; and on November 2, 2007 at the A.H. Smith Jr. AREC, Winchester, Virginia. These workshops were sponsored by North Carolina State University (NCSU), the Southern Region IPM Center (SRIPMC), Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs (VTPP), and the Mid-Atlantic Apiculture Research & Extension Consortium (MAAREC).

New Jersey participants in the workshop included Tim Schuler, New Jersey State Apiarist (New Jersey Department of Agriculture) and Joseph Lelinko of the New Jersey Beekeepers Association. The PMSP was completed in March 2008.


Pest Management Strategic Plan for Leeks for New Jersey

The 'Leek Crop Profile for New Jersey' was used as the basis for the Pest Management Strategic Plan for Leeks for New Jersey. The PMSP meeting was comducted on January 27, 2009 at the Rutgers Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Bridgeton, New Jersey. The Crop Profile was compiled from surveys of New Jersey growers, field observations, and interviews with extension agents and extension specialists on leek production practices and pest management.

In an attempt to be more inclusive of the region’s leek pest problems, with the assistance of Sandra Menasha (Cornell horticultural extension educator, Suffolk County, NY), we sent additional surveys to leek growers on Long Island, New York so their information could be included in this PMSP.


For further information, contact Pat Hastings hastings@aesop.rutgers.edu  or NJinPAS Project Director Dr. George Hamilton hamilton@aesop.rutgers.edu.  Both may be reached by phone at 848-932-9801.

This site is supported, in part, with funding from the Northeastern IPM Center.

 

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