New York Agriculture & Markets Law
Livestock/forage Pest Management
Within the integrated pest management program there shall be established a livestock/forage pest management program. Such program shall be conducted in such a manner to achieve the following objectives:
1. develop systematic insect, disease and weed pest management strategies for use on New York livestock and cash grain farms which integrate management tactics into environmentally compatible and economically sound systems to be used by producers, extension personnel and private enterprise;
2. obtain information regarding crop, animal and stored grain pest occurrence and severity, pesticide usage, other pest management strategies used, effective pest monitoring techniques and scouting intervals, and the effectiveness of the producers current pest control practices;
3. determine the most effective, low-cost methods and organizational structures for delivering integrated pest management systems to individual farming operations; and
4. utilize the program that is designed to satisfy the objectives as provided for in subdivisions one, two and three of this section as a training mechanism for individuals at all levels of operation.