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Crop Diseases, Pests and Genetics Research Unit - The overall goals are to develop economically, socially and environmentally acceptable integrated disease and insect pest management strategies based on improved understanding of disease epidemiology, pathogen biology and ecology, insect vector biology and ecology, complex host plant-pathogen-vector interactions, and host plant resistance; and improve perennial fruit crop varieties, quality and disease resistance through breeding and marker-assisted selection. [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]


Forest Health Protection - Publications on Forest Health Protection, including HOW TO's, Pest Alerts, outbreaks information from the USDA Forest Service [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service]


NSF Center for Integrated Pest Management - [U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)]


Office of Pest Management Policy (OPMP) - Integrate the Department's programs and strategic planning pertaining to pest management, coordinate the Department's role in the pesticide regulatory process and related interagency affairs, and strengthen the Department's support for agriculture by helping to develop alternative pest management tools that may be needed as a result of regulatory changeprimarily with the Environmental Protection Agency. [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]