USDA Crop Profiles
FQPA instructs USDA and EPA to obtain pesticide use and usage data
on the major and minor crops. Of particular importance at this time
are use and usage data for the organophosphates, carbamates, and
possible carcinogens. These classes of pesticides have been identified
as top priority at EPA for the tolerance reassessment process. These same
pesticides are also vital in the production of many of our crops.
Because some of these uses may be cancelled, it is important to
identify where we stand now, where we need to be in the future, and what
research efforts are needed to get us there. In order to better understand
where future research efforts should lead, it is necessary first to identify
areas of critical need (i.e., those crops that have few if any alternative control
To help USDA and EPA obtain this type of information,
"Crop Profiles" are being developed. It is the intent
that profiles provide the complete production story for a commodity and a look at
current research activities directed at finding replacement strategies for the pesticides
of concern. Crop Profiles include typical use information (not simply what pesticide
labels state) and have a common format for ease of use.
This site is part of the effort by the USDA Pest Management Centers to provide
information critical to pest management needs in the United States.
Problems or corrections can be addressed to
the NSF Center for Integrated Pest Management.
Please be aware that Crop Profiles are "snapshots" of practices at the time of their preparation. They may become out-of date fairly quickly. For current practices, please contact the state IPM Coordinator
Crop Profiles are now in pdf format. If you have an old version of the Adobe Reader,
you may need to upgrade to Adobe Reader 8.1 to see the Crop Profiles. The Reader is free and can be downloaded
List of Crop Profiles by State
This provides a list of links to the Crop Profiles organized by state and territory.
Some profiles have been developed for entire regions or the U.S, and are so listed.
List of Crop Profiles by Crop
This provides a list of links to the Crop Profiles organized by crop
Search Crop Profiles by Crop or State:
This provides a search for specific crops and/or states.
(PLEASE NOTE: Almost all Crop Profiles are state-based. If you select one of the 'United States' Regions under states/territories above,
you will get only Crop Profiles that were done on a regional basis, not the Profiles from individual states in the region.)
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