The Tennessee Pest Management Network is a component of the Southern IPM Center.

Data Resources :

  • The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making available on the Web a database that provides information about what happens to pesticides after they are used in the environment. The database contains summary information on the physical and chemical properties and the environmental fate and transport of pesticides found in products registered in the United States. It also contains information on the degradates, or breakdown products, of these registered pesticides. Using a query-based system, the Pesticide Fate Database allows users to search, sort, and retrieve up-to-date pesticide fate and chemistry information derived from studies submitted by pesticide manufacturers in support of the registration/reregistration of their pesticide products. Some of the important information about pesticides in the current database include: 1) basic physical and chemical properties, 2) biotic and abiotic degradation half-lives in soil and water, 3) adsorption/desorption constants, and 4) bioconcentration factors in fish. For non-agricultural chemicals such as antifoulants and wood preservatives, the availability of the chemicals in water and leaching data are also included.

    This information about pesticides can be used for assessing pesticide exposure for ecological risk assessments and drinking water exposure assessments. The database is currently populated with about 188 pesticide active ingredients and will be expanded to include more chemicals in the future. The Pesticide Fate Database and instructions for using this database can be found at the following address:

    Tennessee - - Grower / Producer / Organizations and/or Associations

    Tennessee Agricultural Production Association

    Tennessee Fruit and Vegetable Association

    Pick Your Own

    Tennessee Organic Growers Association

    Tennessee Christmas Tree Growers Association

    Tennessee Farm Winegrowers Association

    Northeast Tennessee Specialty Growers

    Tennessee Poultry Association

    Tennessee Nursery and Landscape Association (TNLA)

    Middle Tennessee Nursery Association

    Tennessee Farmers Market Association (TFMA)

    Tennessee Farmers Markets Online

    Tennessee Livestock Producers

    Tennessee Soybean Promotion Board

    Beef Cattle Improvement Initiative

    Tennessee Pest Control Association

    Tennessee Pest Management Association & Allpoints

    Greater Memphis Area Pest Control Association

    Region 6 Tennessee Pest Control Association

    North Tennessee Beekeepers Association

    Beekeepers of Middle Tennessee

    Columbia Area Beekeepers Association

    Tennessee Societies / Councils and other informational sources

    Tennessee Beef Council

    Tennessee Viticultural and Oenological Society (TVOS)

    Kentucky - Tennessee Society of American Foresters


    see Entomological Society

    Tennessee Farm Bureau

    Pick Tennessee Products

    Beef Cattle Improvement Initiative

    Department of Environment and Conservation

    Department of Environment and Conservation--CAFO Program

    East Tennessee Iris Society

    Holston Rose Society of East Tennessee

    A listing of Tennessee Nurseries, Greenhouses, Garden Centers, Landscapers

    Region Sources

    The Southern Region Small Fruit Consortium blueberries, bunch grapes, muscadines, brambles, strawberries

    Integrated Orchard Management Guide for Commercial Apples in the Southeast


    Southeastern Vegetable Extension Workers, Vegetable Crop Handbook

    Direct questions concerning Tennessee's program to:

    Darrell D. Hensley
    University of Tennessee
    Entomology and Plant Pathology
    2505 E. J. Chapman Drive, 370 PBB
    Knoxville, TN 37996-4560
    Phone 865-974-7958
    Fax 865-974-8868
    email =

    Funding for the national network of Pest Management Centers was authorized by Section 406 of the Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998. As the result of a second competitive process in 2003, four IPM Centers across the United States were again funded in FY 2003, with the Southern Region Center located at the NSF Center for IPM at North Carolina State University.