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Establishment of integrated pest management program
Agriculture & Markets (AGM) CHAPTER 69, ARTICLE 11
§ 148. Establishment of integrated pest management program. 1. There
is hereby established an integrated pest management program for the
purposes of managing insects, diseases, nematodes, weeds and rodents.
Such program shall include, but not be limited to programs of
instruction, research and development, the purpose of which is to
educate the agricultural community and integrate programs of:

a. crop management and cultural practices;

b. field scouting;

c. economic threshold; and

d. chemical and biological control.

2. Such programs shall be developed and conducted in such a manner to

a. expanded research on biological and cultural pest management
technologies, crop and pest resistance technologies;

b. use of sampling methods, economic thresholds, monitoring
technology, pest forecasting, and the effects of weather on pest and
crop parameters;

c. development of computer programs and computerized information
systems for farmers and extension agents;

d. delivery of current and new integrated pest management technology
to the agricultural industry through cooperative extension;

e. minimized levels of pesticides in feed, food and the environment;

f. minimized economic losses due to crop, animal and stored grain

3. Such program shall identify and make application for all possible
funding sources in addition to those offered by the state.