IPM Publication Focuses on
Food Quality Protection Act

Challenges posed by the recently enacted Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) constitute a major focus of "Integrated Pest Management in the Northeast Region," a new 20-page publication now available from CSREES. The report, developed by the Northeast Research and Education Committee for IPM and funded by CSREES, documents ways that integrated pest management (IPM) equips Northeastern food producers to meet FQPA requirements. It also outlines progress made by Northeastern Extension and research programs-in partnership with producers and consumers-to design and implement successful IPM programs. To obtain a copy of the publication, contact Michael Fitzner, National Program Leader for Integrated Pest Management, CSREES (202-401-4939 or mfitzner@reeusda.gov). The report also will be available soon on the Web (http://www.nysaes.cornell.edu/ipmnet/nerpt98).

The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has recently released the "Pesticide Data Program: Annual Summary Calendar Year 1996." The USEPA uses this information to access dietary exposure to pesticide residues. Copies of this 100-page publication can be obtained by calling the AMS at 703-330-2300 or by faxing your request to 703-369-0678.

Another publication of note is EPA's Status of Chemicals in Special Review." This 54-page publication contains a wealth of knowledge about pesticides that have been or currently are under regulatory review in the Special Review process. This document can be accessed electronically on EPA's Web site at: http://www.epa.gov/pesticides. Printed copies are available from the National Center for Environmental Publications and Information at 800-490-9198 or from the National Technical Information Service at 703-487-4650.

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