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Fruit pest management
Agriculture & Markets (AGM) CHAPTER 69, ARTICLE 11
§ 148-c. Fruit pest management. Within the integrated pest management
program there shall be established a fruit pest management program. Such
program shall be conducted in such a manner to achieve the following

1. establish current pesticide use patterns and the economics of pest
management for the major fruit crops in New York;

2. investigate alternative pest management tactics (e.g., biological
and cultural control, plant resistance) and determine how to integrate
these tactics with chemical control and horticultural practices;

3. develop practical monitoring techniques, economic thresholds, and
forecasting methods for pests of fruit crops;

4. develop research and grower demonstration sites where integrated
pest management technologies can be evaluated as an integral part of the
overall fruit production system; and

5. provide the fruit industry with training, information, and
educational materials on the implementation of integrated pest
management utilizing traditional as well as new communication channels
(e.g. computer-based information delivery systems).