N.Y. Agriculture & Markets Law Section 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 objectives:


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


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;


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


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


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).

Source: Section 148-C — Fruit pest management, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/AGM/148-C (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Dec. 2, 2023).

Dec. 2, 2023

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Sep. 22, 2014

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