EPA funds projects to support pesticide risk reduction

Published online: Oct 08, 2012
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The EPA is announcing six projects to support the adoption of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques in agriculture to reduce pesticide risk. IPM is an effective and environmentally-sensitive approach to pest management that relies on a combination of easy-to-implement practices.

The goal of these grants, which total $297,372, is to increase use of IPM in agriculture. The grants will expand public-private stewardship, and they will expand collaborative pesticide risk reduction efforts in agriculture. The Regional Agricultural IPM Grants are among the many grants that the agency issues to further the adoption of promising technologies and practices that reduce pesticide risk in various sectors.

Additional projects will be announced following completion of the agency's grant award process.  For more information, visit
www.epa.gov/pestwise/grants/2012agipmgrants.html