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

Principles of IPM posted @ EPA's website

Below is a listing of information of possible interest to you:

Products and Tips to Safely Control Rodents

EPA's Review of Rodenticides

Soybean PIPE Project Funding

The future of the Pesticide and Safety Education Program (PSEP) in Tennessee and other states

House moves to restrict EPA actions on pesticides in Southeast Farm Press

Ban of Pesticide Permits Has Been Put on Hold posted at Farm

New Web Page and Analysis of Conditional Pesticide Registration Data Available

Registration Review Schedule/Program Update Information Available

Information about the status of individual pesticides in registration review

Information about the registration review program

EPA Proposes to Withdraw Use of Pesticide Sulfuryl Fluoride on Food

Health Outcomes Not Associated With Exposure to Certain Herbicide Agents (Agent Orange) 81332-81335

The 2011 Field Crop Budgets available in PDF and Excel formats

Amendments to Terminate and or Delete Certain Uses: Tetrahydro-3, 5-dimethyl-2H-1, 3, 4-thiadiazine-2-thione (Dazomet) a soil fumigant - 79368-79369

New Soil Fumigant Toolbox Available on EPA Web Page

Registration Review Final Decisions; Availability: Propionic Acid and Salts, Urea Sulfate, Methidathion, and Methyl Parathion, 78243-78244

Methomyl; Cancellation Order for Amendments To Terminate Use of Methomyl on Grapes 12-8-2010

EPA Denies Petition Calling for Lead Ammunition Ban EPA denied a petition submitted by several outside groups for the agency to implement a ban on the production and distribution of lead hunting ammunition. EPA reached this decision because the agency does not have the legal authority to regulate this type of product under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) – nor is the agency seeking such authority.

CONSUMER ALERT: EPA Advises Care When Selecting Pesticides for Bedbug Control (News Release)

Southeastern Cucurbit, Pepper and Tomato Consortia information in PDF format Again this year, EPA is requesting applications for critical use exemptions (CUEs) for methyl bromide (for 2013 and beyond). The deadline for submitting the applications is September 13, 2010. According to the attached Federal Register notice, "EPA has allocated critical use methyl bromide through rulemaking for each of the six years (2005-2010) since the U.S. phaseout, and plans to do so for another four years (2011-2014). "In 2006, there were 20 countries with approved CUEs. In 2010, that number has decreased to five: the United States, Australia, Canada, Israel, and Japan. Israel has announced that 2011 will be its last year of CUE methyl bromide use and Japan has indicated that 2013 will be the last year for which it will seek a critical use exemption authorization for soil fumigation. Australia and Canada each use only 1 percent of CUE MeBr. "EPA believes it is appropriate at this time to consider a year in which the U.S. Government will stop requesting applications for critical use exemptions. EPA is not making a final decision at this time whether to accept applications for subsequent control periods. EPA will seek comment on this issue in the proposed rule for the 2011 critical use exemption." Steve Toth @ NCSU will again assemble the applications for CUEs for cucurbit, pepper and tomato production for the Southeastern Cucurbit, Pepper and Tomato Consortium this year, unless the majority of participants in the Consortium indicate to Steve Toth that the CUEs are no longer needed or desired. Each state will receive the annual request for usage data is the next several days. Please respond as soon as possible to me Darrell Hensley , but no later than the deadline.

Declaration of Prion as a Pest under FIFRA: Amendment of EPA's Regulatory Definition of Pests to include Prion 38958-38959

What is Going to Happen with IPM

Chemically Speaking, June 2010 Issue

Foodborne Illness Cost Estimate Calculator

Chemically Speaking - May 2010 Newsletter

AFRI solicited public comment from persons who use or conduct research, extension, or education regarding the implementing regulation to be developed for this new program.

National Organic Program; Access to Pasture (Livestock); Final Rule Page 7154 - February 17, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 31

UT Institute of Agriculture Hosts 2010 Grain Conference February 4th in Dyersburg, TN

AFBF Supports Halt to EPA Regulation of Greenhouse Gases

New Food Safety Regulations Expected for Tennessee's Fruit and Vegetable Growers maybe in 2010

USDA's Long range plan The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is in the process of developing a Long Range Plan to help guide the Agency into the future. NASS is seeking input on how the agency can most effectively continue serving agriculture. Please visit this site to provide USDA with input.

USDA Monthly Crop Outlook Report

Key Copenhagen group releases draft climate plan Posted @ Washington Post 12-11-09

The Center for Pollinator Research at Penn State to Host International Conference July 2010

EPA set to Regulate Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions

EPA Issues Consumer Alert: Unscrupulous Vendors Market Unapproved Flu Disinfectant Products see registered products here

Beyond Pesticides a website which provides some helpful information concerning alternatives and safety options

H.R.4159 School Environment Protection Act of 2009 (Introduced in House)

Isotopes for Entomology: THE "HOW TO" MANUAL a free download

Australasian Biological Control Association Inc. (ABC) posted on 12/1/09


rone Bio Innovations biocontrol agents

Find News in your Area, Newspapers posted 11-25-09

The EPA will he holding a public meeting to solicit input on methods being evaluated by the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) and the Office of Water (OW), concerning pesticides in water various dates, from January 11-22, 2010 depending on location.

NIFA-Supported Multistate Soybean Project Receives Recognition from the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities

Apple Crop Insurance Provisions 11-17-09

Spray Drift Notice 11-13-09

DOE and USDA Select Projects for More Than $24 Million in Biomass Research and Development Grants 11-12-09

EPA Beginning November 1, 2009, EPA will discontinue its Federal Register listservs. List Serve users will be able to subscribe to an RSS feed to receive notifications on frequently updated content on

Know Your Farmer USDA

EPA Proposes New Pesticide Labeling to Control Spray Drift and Protect Human Health EPA Fact Sheet - These documents and further information are available in docket EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0628 at


lfoton; Registration Review Proposed Decision; Notice of Availability 10-23-09

Movement of Plant Pests, Biological Control Organisms, and Associated Articles

Availability of an Environmental Assessment for a Biological Control Agent for Japanese Beetle

'Signature in the Cell' a must read - it addressess how life must have first begun

Extension's H1N1 Preparedness Site

The Cause of Colony Collaspe Disorder Discovered posted @ The Scientist

New Technology Prolongs Produce Freshness


Organic Arsenicals; Notice of Receipt of Requests to Voluntarily Cancel or to Amend to Terminate Uses of Certain Pesticide Registrations

Proposed Stipulated Injunction Involving Pesticides and Eleven Species Listed as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act

Sodium Dimethyldithiocarbamate; Notice of Receipt of Requests for Amendments to Delete Uses in a Pesticide Registration

New Py

rethrins and Pyrethroid Information

Clomazone and Fomesafen Registration Review Draft Ecological Risk Assessments; Notice of Availability; Extension of Comment Period Federal Register: June 17, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 115)

Antimicrobial Testing Program Web Page Now Available This page was developed to inform the public of post-registration efficacy test results of disinfectant products on the market for use in hospitals and other public health facilities.

Chloropicrin, Dazomet, Metam Sodium/Potassium, and Methyl Bromide; Amendments to Reregistration Eligibility Decisions

Nicotine; Product Cancellation Order

White House Food Safety Working Group

Census of Agriculture Data Now Available at Watershed Level USDA Release No. 018


Ethoprop; Notice of Receipt of Request to Voluntarily Amend a Pesticide Registration to Terminate a Use posted 5-27-09

Implementation of Risk Mitigation Measures for Soil Fumigant Pesticides posted 5-27-09

USDA Continues to Track Pesticide Use for the 2009 Fruit Crop

NASS reinstates fruit pesticide survey

USDA REQUESTS COMMENTS ON AGRICULTURE RESEARCH PLAN The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting public comments through 31 May 2009 on the development of a strategic research, education, and extension plan. The plan will identify current trends, constraints, and major opportunities and gaps that no single entity within the USDA would be able to address individually. Public comment is sought on identifying critical issues in agriculture that crosscut USDA programs, criteria to prioritize agriculture science investments, and improvements to USDA partnerships and coordination.

Organic Arsenicals; Amendment to Reregistration Eligibility Decision posted 5-6-09

EPA Impact Assessments on Endosulfan; Request for Comments and Additional Information on Importance of Use Posted on 5/6/09

Japanese and Oriental Beetle Traps Bull Run Japanese and Oriental Beetle Trap containing an active ingredient not included in any previously registered products approved by EPA.

Swine Flu found in Pigs in Canada

Swine Flu found in Poultry - TN another article TDA's s



ndosulfan; Petitions Requesting Cancellation of All Uses posted in the Federal Register - 4-29-09

2009 Methyl Bromide CUE Rule

Swine Flu Update Updates from th


How Green Are Natural Insecticides? Source: Fox News

No Conclusion on What's Altering Fish (in Potomac River)

Pandemic - Swine Flu - Av

ian Flu

Penoxsulam; Pesticide Tolerances posted 4-24-09

Orkin Pest 411 This web site allows homeowners to identify pest activity early and to work with Orkin to control a potential infestation before it gets out of


Triclosan, Notice of Receipt of Requests To Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Regist


Clomazone and Fomesafen Registration Review Draft Ecological Risk Assessments; Notice of Availabil


Di-Syston and Monitor Insecticides, 2009 is the last year to be manufactured in PDF format

Increased Scrutiny of Flea and Tick Control Products for Pets posted 4-17-09

How Plants Protect Us From Disease in PDF format, source: Agricultural Research

EPA's Plans for Use of Ag Health Study 4-09-09

2006 Final Rule on Aquatic Pesticides Vacated 4-9-09

IPM Logic Models available on the web posted 4-13-09

Petition Requesting Cancellation of Propoxur Pet Collar Uses; Notice of Availability see pages 15980-15981

EPA announces new chemical toxicity plan, Another article from

Captan, 2,4-D, Dodine, DCPA, Endothall, Fomesafen, Propyzamide, Ethofumesate, Permethrin, Dimethipin, and Fenarimol; Technical Amendment see pages 14743-14744

Ionization research shows promise for produce Extending the shelf life of produce and making it safer - 3-25-09

Tennessee Enhances Beekeeping Services released 3-18-09

CSREES Announces Federal Register Notice to Gather Input on Implementation of the EIPM Program released 3-23-09

HTML or PDF format EIPM Listening Session Information

CSREES Announces Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Funding Opportunities released 3-19-09

New Law Modifies Specialty Crop Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program released 3


Carbaryl; Amending Product Registrations to Terminate Uses and Eliminate Certain Application Methods See pages 11553-11557

Bromine; Inorganic Halides; Bromine Chloride Registration


Carbofuran; Product Cancellation Order See pages 11551-11553 in the March 18, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 51) Federal Register

CO2 measurement Satellite fails Could it aid in determining global warming ?

An Enzyme cleans up the herbicide atrazine source:

Medical Students Target Aphids With Insecticide Safe For Humans source:

Mom's kitchen: weapon of mass destruction?

Request for Thailand Industry Ministry to revoke herbal plant regulation

Pay as You Flush Water Usage Issue (article found @

New Tool Gets Handle On Cropland Carbon Dioxide Emissions For the first time, farmers have data that tracks at the county level on-site and off-site energy use and carbon dioxide emissions associated with growing crops in the United States. 2/12/09

Carbaryl; Notice of Receipt of Requests to Voluntarily Cancel or to Terminate Uses of Certain Pesticide Registrations; Correction See Page 2071

The inexact science of carbon neutrality @ InfoWorl


Fomesafen; Notice of Receipt of Request To Voluntarily Cancel 12-31-08, see pages 80390-80392

Will Obama Integrate Food, Farming & Health Policies? You will need to search the site for the article

PIAKey: Identification Guide to Invasive Ants of the Pacific Islands posted 12-11-08

Tennessee Beef Cattle Improvement Initiative 12/15/08

Pet Incident Reporting Mechanism Available for Veterinarians The new Web site is for use by veterinarians only and can be accessed through the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), under the Animal Health Section by clicking on "Adverse Event Reporting" and then using the members-only link under the "pesticide reporting" heading.

California Leads with Carbon Fees

Sterilization Using Electrohydrodynamics (EHD)

EPA Bans Residues of Carbofuran on Food

Select Agent List, a listing of potential Biological Agents

Carbaryl reregistration

Chloropicrin, Dazomet, Metam Sodium/Potassium, and Methyl Bromide Reregistration Eligibility Decisions; Notice of Availability 7/16/08 - Fumigants

EPA - Pesticide Reregistration Status

Lawyers want international law to impose fines 12-1-08 World Government

National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) Data and Freedom of Information Act Requests

NASS - Data Sources Under Lock and Key

National Plant Disease Recovery System (NPDRS) Efforts

Direct any additional questions concerning Tennessee's program to:

Darrell D. Hensley
University of Tennessee
Entomology and Plant Pathology
2431 Joe Johnson Drive, 205 PSB
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.